Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

Forest Rangers in Ghana in serious  Danger
Forest Rangers  in  Ghana are facing life threatening challenges in their operations in conserving and protecting Forest Reserves and its wildlife  in the Country .  Forest Rangers in Ghana have become vulnerable to repetitive assaults and attacks by poachers,illegal miners and illegal Chainsaw operators . These illegal operators  invade... Read more
Image captionZambia’s President Edgar Lungu visited China in 2015 to strengthen ties between the two countries China has complained to Zambia after 31 of its nationals were arrested at the weekend for alleged illegal mining practices. A senior Chinese foreign ministry official is quoted as saying that the Zambian... Read more
Taskforce destroys ‘galamsey’ equipment in Achiase
The anti-illegal mining taskforce has seized and destroyed several mining equipment from some communities in the Ashanti region. The taskforce set up by the Ghana Association of Small Scale Miners stormed some mining communities in Achiase in the Atwima Mponua District in the Ashanti region to clamp down on... Read more
Landlords to face prosecution over failure to construct toilets at homes
THE MUNICIPAL Chief Executive (MCE) of Ga Central Municipal Assembly, Dr Emmanuel Lamptey, has hinted that starting from June next year, the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies will start prosecuting landlords who fail to construct toilet facilities in their homes. According to him, through the Greater Accra Metropolitan... Read more
Illegal gold mining fight ;Journalists under threat
President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Affail Monney has called on the security agencies to protect journalists who are being threatened by some illegal miners. According to him, reports indicate that members of the GJA and other media practitioners, particularly in the Central, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions... Read more
Small scale miners to help sanitize the mining sector
Small scale miners in the Eastern Region have vowed to go after illegal gold miners defiantly operating in some parts of the region to help  flush them out from to help sanitized the  mining sector. The Small Scale Miners  say,they  will also provide the needed  resources to the security... Read more
‘Tontokrom galamsey soldiers’ name Commanding Officer soldiers, galamsey
  The military personnel seen to be providing security for Geo Professional Services, a mining company, in Tontokrom, in the Amansie District of the Ashanti Region, named Lt. Col. Sebastian Abraham Arhin, the Commanding Officer (CO) of 4 Infantry Battalion situated in the Ashanti Region, as the one who... Read more
8 bodies of trapped miners in Bindura retrieved
  Eight bodies of men who were trapped in a shaft while panning for gold at Big Mine, Masasa area of Mazowe on the 22nd of this month have been retrieved. In a statement to ZBC News, ZRP national spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner, Charity Charamba confirmed the death of... Read more
Samson’s Take: My rights go with duties to Ghana #NOTOGALAMSEY
  Chapter five of Ghana’s Constitution contains the Bill of rights; the right to life, to speech, to own property, right against being discriminated against because of your gender, religion; the right to movement and assembly, to work and earn a decent wage, equality of all persons – from... Read more
Soldiers involved in galamsey: Defence Ministry submits report to President
The Defence Ministry will this morning (Friday) present a report on its investigations into alleged involvement of the Armed Forces in illegal mining to President Nana Akufo Addo. The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu after touring some mining concessions in the Ashanti Region earlier in the... Read more