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…

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
Chief declares war against illegal Rosewood  loggers
The Royal leadership of the Gonjaland in the Northern region of Ghana ,  Yagbobwura Tutumba Bore Essah I, has declared war against illegal timber merchants and commercial charcoal burners whose activities are depleting  large volumes of fresh resewoods and other trees .The action of the Traditional ruler follows failures of... Read more
Ghana: Put temporal ban on small Scale mining – Prof.Martey
 The Immediate past Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Very Rev Prof. Emmanuel Martey has waged into the outcry on illegal gold mining activities in Ghana with a clarion call on  government to temporarily ban small scale mining for effective policies and regulations to be formulated before the... Read more