Small Scale Miners to be vetted

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet all registered and trained small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena…

Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist

Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to Class…

Government ousting customary water rights for WRC Act 1996 is why most Ghanaians drink bad water

I am getting it hard to understand why same government who robbed chiefs and traditional authorities of the ancestral or customary rights on water resources for the Water Resources Commission in 1996 has failed to manage, regulate and provide potable water for citizenry. It is sad to note from the…

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
Concerned Citizens of Talensi Call for Expulsion of Shaanxi Mining Ghana Ltd
Concerned Citizens of Talensi (CCT), a group made up of Assembly members, opinion leaders and youth of the Talensi District, have called for the expulsion of Shaanxi Mining Ghana Limited from the district. The call was made at a Press Conference organized by the group in Sheaga, where lots... Read more