Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Ghana to lose €60m Dutch govt facility over delayed implementation of recycling project

Ghana risks losing a €60 million subsidy facility from the Netherland government to set up a solid waste recycling plant if the country fails to sign a partnership agreement on the project by the end of this month. The project which has the capacity to recycle 20 tonnes of solid waste,…

Mineral Commission to recruit mine guards to police mining areas

Mr Addae Antwi-Boasako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, said the Commission was embarking on the recruitment of mine guards to help deal rapidly with the issues of illegal mining. He said the mine guards would be stationed at the hotbeds and hotspots in the mining fields so…

We don’t do galamsey; we provide technical support- Chinese man
    Chinese nationals in the Wassa Akropong district of the Western Region say the only role they play in the illegal small-scale mining in the area is to provide technical support to local miners. They are therefore baffled by persistent claims in the media that Chinese are involved... Read more
Government must remain resolute on its fight against galamsey
  Professor Joshua Adebisi Omotosho, a visiting lecturer from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, has urged the Government not to succumb to pressure but remain resolute in its fight against galamsey. He said the activities of galamsey had cost Ghana so much that, it would not be easily to... Read more
We’ll allow you to mine but properly – Minister
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu has disclosed that government will help illegal miners return to the mines after legitimizing their activities. “We will help you go back to the land and do your mining but not what you are doing out there,” he told... Read more
Ministerial task-force tours galamsey sites
A ministerial task-force has toured some illegal mining sites in the Eastern Region, as government’s three-weeks ultimatum to the miners to stop the illegality ends today, Wednesday, April 19, 2017.   The task-force, led by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, also includes officials from... Read more
Ultimatum to illegal miners in Ghana expires,gov’t announces next action
  The 21-day ultimatum for all illegal mining  activities to cease  in Ghana expires today, Wednesday .The government  is expected to announce the next line of action  which is likely to be deployment of  armed military and police combatants to the affected areas to deal with  recalcitrant illegal  miners... Read more
Police vow to clamp down on ‘illegal miners’
  The Police say they are ready to clamp down on illegal miners destroying farmlands and river bodies across the country. According to the Police, some of the officers have been specially trained for this project. The Public Relations Officer of the Service Superintendent Cephas Arthur said they will... Read more
Farmers up in arms with poachers
  Farmers in Badu  a farming Community in the Brong -Ahafo region of Ghana are up in arms with  poachers over destruction of several acres of farms while hunting for game. The aggrieved farmers say ,the poachers mostly from Wenchi community, torch forest and farms to aid capturing  the... Read more
GUNSA urges gov’t to comply with ratified International Conventions on environment
The Ghana United Nations Students and Youth Association (GUNSA)  has called on government of Ghana to comply with various international conventions on environment which the country has ratified to help safeguard the environment from further destruction.In a statement issued in Accra by the Association stated that, “ we demand... Read more
Ghana President ‘replies’ Chinese Ambassador over galamsey fight
The President of Ghana , Nana Akufo-Addo  has stated that, government will continue to enforce the laws of the country  in the fight against illegal mining  without diplomatic considerations ,however will ensure that diplomatic relationships  thrive . The President specifically made reference to the Concerns that government’s decision to... Read more
Illegal mining is affront to God -Prophet
  A renowned Prophet with Omega House Chapel -Assemblies of God Church in Koforidua in the Eastern region ,Prophet Albert Asihene Arjarquah has described the wanton destruction of the environment as affront against God,the creator of the universe . The man of God explained to Environmental News Agency (ENA)... Read more