Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey

Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty. The…

FoN opposes immediate ban of mercury in Ghana

  Friends of the Nation (FoN), an environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, has opposed an immediate ban on the importation of mercury into the country and, therefore, advised the Government to tread cautiously to prevent any backlash. It said an immediate ban on mercury imports and use may make the current illegal…

Deal with galamseyers – Gov’t to soldiers
The government has escalated its fight against illegal mining with the deployment of a joint military and police personnel to curb the scourge. In all 400 officers are being deployed and it is the first phase of a long-term campaign to protect mining sites across the country. Speaking at... Read more
Authorities in Cote d’Ivoire seize huge haul of pangolin scales
Ivorian authorities have seized nearly 3 tonnes of pangolin scales – making it the biggest seizure of its kind. The haul, which officials are calling a “massacre” is worth an estimated $82,000. Eight men of various African nationalities were apprehended overnight on Tuesday as they prepared to sell their merchandise,... Read more
Minister tasks anti-galamsey taskforce to deliver mandate
  Mr John Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has called on the special anti-galamsey taskforce to reverse the destruction of the environment caused by the activities of the illegal miners. He said government was focused on ensuring that the menace was fully addressed and that... Read more
  Small -Scale Miners bear teeth against gov’t ,dare to resume work
Small scale Miners in the Ashanti Region are daring  to resume work in clear defiance to ” unlawful ban placed on Small Scale mining activities ” by government. According to the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSAM), government has not been fair to Small-Scale Miners mining legally and... Read more
Forestry Commission chalks progress with fight against illegal mining in Ashanti Region
Chinese illegal miners and their local collaborators were picked up in the Apamprama Forest Forestry Commission officials in Ashanti Region are patting themselves on the back for what they claim is victory in the fight against illegal mining. Acting Regional Manger of Forestry Services Division, Isaac Noble Eshun, is... Read more
  E/R :Court fines two chainsaw operators  ghc4600 for sawing trees in Atewa Forest
The Kwarbeng District Magistrate Court  in the Eastern region has convicted two illegal  chainsaw operators to a total fine of Ghc4,600 and in default serve eight months prison sentence each with hard labour . The Court has also confiscated the Chainsaw Machine and the lumbers . The two convicts,Kwasi... Read more
ASHMA to prosecute residents without household toilets
The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) has threatened to prosecute residents who have refused to build toilets in their households. Mr Albert Boakye Okyere, Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive, told the Ghana News Agency that the only way to ensure that residents obeyed the Assembly’s bye-laws to provide their households with... Read more
Liberia shuts down bottled water companies
The authorities in Liberia have closed down more than 50 companies selling drinking water in bottles and plastic sachets. The public health authority said the water was not fit for human consumption. It said some of the companies claimed to be producing mineral water when it was nothing of... Read more
Chief urges gov’t  to provide more rangers to Atewa forest
    Government has been urged to post more rangers to Atewa Forest Reserve to complement efforts in protecting the precious forest .   The Akyem Ampetiahene ,Barimah Owusu  Boahene who placed the call argues that, inadequate rangers and logistics are impeding relentless efforts of the Forestry Commission in... Read more
Gov’t to deploy military, police force to galamsey sites – Amewu
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, has disclosed that government is deploying a combine team of military and police personnel to illegal mining sites across the country. The deployment, according to him will be done in two weeks and that it will target illegal miners... Read more