Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Ghana loses $30billion annually through illegal gold mining
Over $30billion worth of illegally mined gold is smuggled from Ghana every year, according to the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Boateng. According to him, Ghana has over the years lost billions of dollars through illegal gold mining as foreigners engaged in the value chain... Read more
KEEA assembly Justifies prosecution of persons engaged in open defecation
The Municipal Chief Executive for the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem(KEEA) municipality of the Central region , Hon. Appiah Korang has defended the decision of the assembly to prosecute people who engage in open defecation. According to Hon.Appiah Korang , he supports the prosecutorial measure taken by the sanitation department of the assembly... Read more
Leader of defiant illegal mining group in Atewa forest jailed ,slapped with hefty fine
A 47 year old illegal miner, has been convicted to three and half years  prison sentence with hard labour and additionally, fined Ghc26,400 . The convict, Sampson Benchi a farmer, is leader of a mining group five of  whom have been arrested including  the convict, put before Koforidua Circle... Read more
US police arrest two boys after vandalism killed 500k bees
Police have arrested two boys for allegedly vandalising a honey business in the US state of Iowa that killed half a million bees in late December. The damage to 50 beehives at Wild Hill Honey farm in Sioux City resulted in the honey bees freezing to death. The boys... Read more
18yr old Illegal miner in Atewa forest jailed 3yrs ,fined ghc24,000
The Koforodua Circuit Court “B” Presided over by Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei  on Tuesday, jailed an 18 year old to 3 years prison sentenced with additional fine of Ghc24,000. The Convict,Doku Ernest ,pleaded guilty to charges of mining without license. According to the Prosecutor, Assistant State Attorney Cyril... Read more
ROSEWOOD A group in Tumu have intercepted rosewood from an unlicensed Rose wood merchant in Welembelle yesterday at about 11pm-12am at the verge of escape. A suspected escort of the items by some unnamed security agency has been suspected according to a tip off. This got the youth aggressive... Read more
13 illegal miners jailed 39 years in addition to Ghc312,000 fine
  The Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ Presided over by Her Honour Mercy Adei – Kotei on Tuesday sentenced to jail ,thirteen(13) illegal miners to three ( 3 ) years each and additionally fined each convict  Ghc24,000 totalling Gh312,000. The convicts are  ,William Agyapong alias (3,3,4), Prince Awuni alias Flower... Read more
  75 illegal gold miners arrested at Konongo Odumasi
Seventy Five (75) illegal Miners have been arrested by the  Operation Vanguard Taskforce  at Konongo Odumasi in the Asante Akyem Central Municipality of the Ashanti Region. The suspects which include 5 females were operating in tunnels underneath houses of some residents . The illegal miners were arrested during a... Read more
11 illegal aluvia miners arrested on river Offin
A swoop by the Small Scale Miners Taskforce has resulted in the arrest of 11 persons who were illegally mining in the River Offin. The special taskforce was formed by the Small Scale Miners Association to assist government in the fight against illegal mining, which has led to the... Read more
Five illegal miners arrested in Atewa Forest
Five illegal miners have been remanded in Police custody by the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ for mining in Atewa Forest Reserve during Christmas . According to the Prosecuting Officer,Assistant State Attorney ,Cyril Boateng Keteku ,the complaint is a team of Regional Forestry Taskforce in charge of Pillar 32 and... Read more