Open Defecation menace :Osagyefo Dr.Kwame Nkrumah would have been dissapointed

On the occasion of Founders Day, the Media Coalition Against Open Defecation has called on Ghanaians to reflect on the contributions of Ghana’s forebears which led to independence. A statement signed by the Convener, Emmanuel Addai, reminds the public of the threat posed by the practice of open defecation to…

Open defecation :Coalition calls for financial commitment by govt to end menace

The Media Coalition Against Open Defecation is calling for the establishment of a budget line for eradication of open defecation in annual budgets that syncs with the national road map.   The Coalition is of the view that, Ghana can achieve the universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation and…

Ghana Officials Question China’s Ambitions in Bauxite Mining Plan

Ghana is a country rich in natural resources, including crude oil, gold, diamonds, and minerals such as manganese and bauxite, and China—one of the West African country’s biggest investors—has set its sights on those valuable products. The investments are part of Beijing’s ambitious development project known as “One Belt, One…

21-year old boy drowns in Galamsey pit at Ejisu-Juaben
An abandoned galamsey site at Peminase in the Ejisu-Juaben in the Ashanti Region, has claimed the life of a 21 year old boy, Yaw Boakye. A cousin of the deceased who is the Assembly Member for the area, Owusu Asante Ahmed, said the deceased and his colleagues were working... Read more
West Africa:China’s appetite pushes fish stocks to brink
  Sergey Ponomarev/New York Times Women sold fish at a market in Joal, Senegal, where overfishing has caused stocks to plummet. By Andrew Jacobs New York Times JOAL, Senegal — Once upon a time, the seas teemed with mackerel, squid and sardines, and life was good. But now, on... Read more
Minerals Commission announces Online Mining Licensing System
         The Minerals Commission of Ghana with support from Australian government is developing an online mining licensing system for legal miners as a move to weed out galamsey, according to Isaac Abraham, Head of Public Relations. Dubbed “Digital Cadastre System”, the framework when completed, would have the... Read more
140 security men deployed to flush out galamseyers
The Ashanti regional police command in collaboration with the military has deployed 140 armed police and military personnel to flush out illegal miners operating at Obuasi and Susanso. The move, according to the Ashanti regional police commander DCOP Ken Yeboah, aims at supporting the government’s attempt at ending the... Read more
Galamsey Fight: We’re on standby – Military
The Commanding Officer  of the 4th  Infantry Battalion Lt. Col. Sebastian Abraham Arhin has indicated that the Military is prepared to assist the Akufo-Addo led-administration to fight  illegal mining (galamsey) in the country. According to Lt. Col Arhin in an interview with Kumasi-based, Abusua FM, his Unit has been alerted... Read more
  Police say a woman has been shot and killed outside a wildlife sanctuary in a suburban area of Northern California. Walnut Creek Police say the woman was slain about 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Walnut Creek, an affluent city about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of San Francisco. She... Read more
Indonesian court revokes environmental license for the Cirebon coal plant expansion
An Indonesian administrative court ruled that expansion plans for the Cirebon coal-fired power plant in West Java are in violation of the local spatial planning law. The court ordered the project’s environmental license be revoked, without which development should not be able to continue. The verdict came one day... Read more
Tarkwa: One dead, 2 others hospitalized after falling into galamsey pit
One person has died while two others have been hospitalized after they fell into an abandoned galamsey pit at Kwabedu, a suburb of the Tarkwa Nsuaem municipality of the Western region. An eye witness told this website that the unfortunate incident happened yesterday about 9:00 pm when the three... Read more
The five Chinese and their Ghanaian counterparts arrested in March 2017 for mining illegally on River Ankobra at Dawule in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region, abused Ghana’s immigration laws, a Senior State Attorney George Sackey has said. According to the State Attorney, the Chinese made false... Read more
Anti-galamsey: Govt begins clampdown on recalcitrant illegal mining firms
Government has heightened the fight against illegal mining by summoning mining companies that are still engaged in the act after the expiration of the 12-day ultimatum. Okobeng Mining Company has become the first of such companies to be summoned to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources because the firm... Read more