Gov’t to announce roadmap towards lifting of ban on small- scale mining.

Government is set to lift  ban placed on Small- Scale Mining more than a year ago. The ban came into force as part of government’s effort to sanitize the artisanal mining sector and to curb illegal mining which was causing wanton destruction to the environment and water bodies, after incessant…

Ghana government takes steps to tackle alarming forest degradation

The Government of Ghana has employed some twenty thousand (20,000) young men and women across the country to help manage the country’s forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Forestry experts have warned that Ghana risks losing its total forest cover to illegal logging in…

Humans have annihilated 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants on Earth-Research

Of all the birds left in the world, 70 percent are poultry chickens and other farmed birds, a study says. It says humans occupy a tiny space when it comes to planet Earth. The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01 per cent of all biomass on…

Forest Reserve turned into charcoal production centre
The Asolompiiro Forest Reserve, one of the largest forest reserves in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region, has been turned to a charcoal production centre and a grazing place for cattle. This was discovered by the Paramount Chief of the Bongo Traditional area, Naba Lemyaarum Baba Salifu,... Read more
Chief Justice designates 14 “Galamsey Courts” to fight mining offences
The Chief Justice has designated 14 courts (7 High Courts and 7 Circuit Courts) to deal with all mining offences committed under the Minerals and Mining Act, Act 703. A statement issued by the Judicial Secretary, Justice Alex B. Poku-Acheampong said the designation of the courts by C.J. Georgina... Read more
Tracking fish “from sea to plate” to keep illegal catches out of global supply chains
 An FAO-led push to establish internationally agreed standards that can guide the development of catch documentation schemes aimed at keeping illegally caught fish off store-shelves and consumers’ plates has taken an important step forward. A set of draft Voluntary Guidelines on Catch Documentation Schemes was last week unanimously adopted... Read more
Chinese illegal Miners denied bail
Three Chinese nationals and their three Ghanaian accomplices arrested for illegally mining at Denkyira, a village near Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region have again been remanded into Police Custody  when reappeared before court on Wednesday. The Prosecutor, Superintendent Kofi Bragogyi  prayed to court to remand the suspects for the... Read more
Government to blame for destruction of environment-Illegal Miners
The wanton destruction of the environment has rather  been blamed on the government by the illegal miners  themselves stating that  members are innocent. “The Association is not a law enforcement agency thus, it cannot stop or prevent the legalities in the business” national president Ghana National Association of Small... Read more
Small-scale mining leases not ratified by Parliament – OccupyGhana
  Mining rights and leases granted to small-scale mining firms have not been ratified by Parliament since the coming into force of the 1992 Constitution which renders all mining operations in the country illegal, a private legal practitioner, Mr Ace Anan Ankomah, has disclosed. He, therefore, demanded that all... Read more
Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to ban eating of cat and dog meat
  Taiwan has passed landmark animal protection laws imposing fines for the consumption of dog and cat meat as well as jail time for those who kill and torture animals. The Animal Protection Act amendments approved by the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday punish the sale, purchase or consumption of... Read more
The activities of Shanxii Mining Company is a worry but we have been gagged – Gbane residents
Some residents of Gbane in the Upper East region have revealed to a1radioonline.com that although the mining activities of the Chinese in the area affects them adversely, they cannot complain because they will be victimized. Five people lost their lives from an explosion of toxic chemicals at a mining... Read more
Queenmother wants Chief arrested over galamsey
The Queenmother of Akyem Sankubenase in the Eastern region of Ghana, Nana Antwiwaa Bosiako has called on the security agencies to arrest the Chief of the town ,Osabarima Asiedu Boafo II  ,for aiding in illegal mining activities. The Queenmother claims, the Chief connives with illegal miners outside the community... Read more
Government must support local authorities with security reinforcement and logistics to fight illegal mining -ACEP
The African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP)  has called on the Central Government to  be on the beat to support local authorities with security reinforcement and logistics in the fight against illegal gold mining in Ghana ,adding that,as a long term solution ,government must decentralize stewardship of the environment... Read more