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…

Tontokrom: Mining company looted after soldiers were withdrawn (photos)
Following the arrest of the four foreign managers of the Geo Professional Services (GPS), a mining company working in Manso Tontokrom in Amansie West by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources during his tour to some mining sites in Ashanti region, some people have ransacked and stolen almost... Read more
Galamsey operator fined 240.00 cedis
A 28 year-old galamsey operator, Paul Asamoah has been fined 240.00 Ghana cedis by a Tarkwa Circuit Court for unlawfully being on the concession of Goldfields Ghana Limited (GGL), Tarkwa Mine. He pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted on his own plea. The Court also ordered the... Read more
Two defiant illegal miners busted
  The Anyinam District Police Command in the Eastern region has arrested two illegal miners  for defiantly engaging in illegal mining despite a ban on the illicit activity . The Police has also confiscated an excavator which was being used by the suspects. The two have been put before... Read more
Forestry Commission considers arming forestry guards to protect reserves
The forestry commission is considering arming its forest guards to protect them from armed attacks of illegal miners and illegal chainsaw operations. According to the commission, cartels in the illegal lumbering and galamsey business threatening to infiltrate the nation’s forest reserves always come armed with sophisticated weapons. Speaking to... Read more
Koforidua High Court grants bail to Chinese illegal miners ;confiscates passports
The Koforidua High Court has granted bail to  three Chinese Nationals and three Ghanaian accomplices arrested for illegally mining at Denkyira near Nkawkaw in the Eastern region. The Court has however ,Confiscated the passports of the Chinese nationals .The six suspects were granted bail of Ghc30,000 with two sureties... Read more
We’ll investigate soldiers protecting ‘galamseyers’ – Nitiwul
The Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul has instructed the Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Obed Akwa to immediately begin investigations into allegations of some military men protecting illegal gold mining concessions, especially in the Ashanti Region. He said his outfit will ensure that any military personnel caught to be... Read more
‘Lone ranger’ Amewu can’t fight galamsey – James Agalga
A former deputy Interior Minister has said the fight against illegal mining known as galamsey will be successful if all Ghanaians are brought on board. James Agalga said there is the need for concerted effort from the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry, civil society organizations and the various ministries to... Read more
The Chinese woman arrested for illegally mining in Ghana, Aisha Huang went berserk Tuesday May 23, 2017, making angry gestures in protest of her continuous detention by the Criminal High Court.The court presided by Justice Charles Edward Ekow Baiden for the second time denied Ms Huang’s request for bail—a... Read more
Denkyembour District Security Council to raid on defiant illegal Miners
  The Denkyembour District Security Council ,DISEC, has hinted plans raid on illegal gold miners still operating in the district despite the national ban on their activities .  The newly sworn -in District Chief Executive for the district ,Mohammed Hashim Abdullah ,tells ENA ,the district security Council chaired by... Read more
Article:The Case of Small Scale Miner
    A lot of literature has poured out in the past few years and especially in the past few months regarding the effects of illegal mining particularly the pollution of our water bodies. In as much as all right-thinking persons including this writer, would detest and condemn in... Read more