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…

18yr old Illegal miner in Atewa forest jailed 3yrs ,fined ghc24,000
The Koforodua Circuit Court “B” Presided over by Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei  on Tuesday, jailed an 18 year old to 3 years prison sentenced with additional fine of Ghc24,000. The Convict,Doku Ernest ,pleaded guilty to charges of mining without license. According to the Prosecutor, Assistant State Attorney Cyril... Read more
ROSEWOOD STILL BEING TRANSPORTED FROM SISSALA EAST AFTER 31ST DECEMBER DEADLINE
ROSEWOOD A group in Tumu have intercepted rosewood from an unlicensed Rose wood merchant in Welembelle yesterday at about 11pm-12am at the verge of escape. A suspected escort of the items by some unnamed security agency has been suspected according to a tip off. This got the youth aggressive... Read more
13 illegal miners jailed 39 years in addition to Ghc312,000 fine
  The Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ Presided over by Her Honour Mercy Adei – Kotei on Tuesday sentenced to jail ,thirteen(13) illegal miners to three ( 3 ) years each and additionally fined each convict  Ghc24,000 totalling Gh312,000. The convicts are  ,William Agyapong alias (3,3,4), Prince Awuni alias Flower... Read more
  75 illegal gold miners arrested at Konongo Odumasi
Seventy Five (75) illegal Miners have been arrested by the  Operation Vanguard Taskforce  at Konongo Odumasi in the Asante Akyem Central Municipality of the Ashanti Region. The suspects which include 5 females were operating in tunnels underneath houses of some residents . The illegal miners were arrested during a... Read more
11 illegal aluvia miners arrested on river Offin
A swoop by the Small Scale Miners Taskforce has resulted in the arrest of 11 persons who were illegally mining in the River Offin. The special taskforce was formed by the Small Scale Miners Association to assist government in the fight against illegal mining, which has led to the... Read more
Five illegal miners arrested in Atewa Forest
Five illegal miners have been remanded in Police custody by the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ for mining in Atewa Forest Reserve during Christmas . According to the Prosecuting Officer,Assistant State Attorney ,Cyril Boateng Keteku ,the complaint is a team of Regional Forestry Taskforce in charge of Pillar 32 and... Read more
Fight against illegal mining boosted by Ghana’s President
President Akufo Addo has charged the ten (10) member inter-ministerial committee on Environment and Natural Resources to effectively participate in the fight against illegal mining. He made this call Thursday December 28 at a ceremony to commission the secretariat for the Inter-ministerial committee on illegal mining. In a short... Read more
Remain focus despite criticism -President tells Operation Vanguard
President Akufo-Addo has urged members of the government’s anti-galamsey task-force Operation Vanguard in the Eastern Region, to remain focused despite criticisms of their operations. He said he was proud about their work, and encouraged them not to be disturbed by the allegations by some Ghanaians they were conniving with... Read more
31 illegal miners including chinese grabbed
31 illegal miners, including Chinese nationals arrested A total number of 31 ‘illegal miners’ who were dredging the Offin River, near Dunkwa-on-Offin in the Central Region have been arrested by a taskforce constituted by the Small Scale Miners Association. The suspects, including Chinese nationals, have been sent to the... Read more
Three defiant illegal miners in court
Operation Vanguard Taskforce has arrested three illegal Miners in Akyem Abomosu in the Eastern Region . The accused illegal miners are Kwame Takyi, Kudjo  Asamoah  and Kofi Gyasi . The accused persons were on Friday put before Koforidua Circuit Court “B” and charged with two counts of conspiracy to... Read more