Inspectorate Division of Minerals Commission is ineffective – Minister

  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has said the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission has been ineffective thereby allowing illegal mining to fester in the country. He said the Inspectorate Division was supposed to supervise the reclamation of mined areas and safety…

Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey

Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty. The…

Gov’t to deploy military, police force to galamsey sites – Amewu
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, has disclosed that government is deploying a combine team of military and police personnel to illegal mining sites across the country. The deployment, according to him will be done in two weeks and that it will target illegal miners... Read more
Two illegal loggers arrested in Atewa forest 
Two persons have been arrested by a joint team of Police and Forestry Commission rangers over illegal lumbering of economic trees in the Atewa Forest Reserve . The petrol team of the Forestry Commission while embarking on normal surveillance operation in the forest detected the two suspects smuggling the... Read more
An Accra Circuit Court has adjourned the case involving the four Russians, including a Ukrainian arrested for indulging in illegal mining (galamsey) to July 25. The court adjourned the case because the substantive prosecutor was on a training course. The accused persons were granted bail in the sum of... Read more
Six ‘galamseyers’ arrested at Ayiem
    Six persons who were involved in illegal small scale mining at Ayiem, a farming community in the Mpohor District of the western region, have been arrested by police in the district. The six were mining in River Butre and the Subri River. An anti-galamsey task-force led by... Read more
Fisheries Commission destroys illegal fishing nets worth GHc3m
As part of efforts to address the canker of illegal fishing methods and discourage the use of illegal fishing nets on Ghana’s waters, the fisheries commission has destroyed illegal nets worth about three million Ghana cedis at the Tema landfill site. The Commission destroyed about 30 trolley nets and... Read more
I’ll win galamsey fight – Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is confident the fight against illegal mining – galamsey – will end in praise, but it will take the concerted efforts of chiefs. He said traditional leaders have played crucial roles in the history of Ghana prior to the attainment of independence hence their... Read more
Military personnel to be deployed to galamsey sites this week – Amewu
The government will this week deploy military personnel to the nine mining district across the country as part of measures to sustain the fight against illegal mining popularly known as galamsey. The move comes three months after government declared war against the illegal activity. According to Lands and Natural... Read more
Pit collapse: Search for survivors intensifies
A team has been deployed to rescue trapped illegal miners from a collapsed mining pit at Nsuta-Prestea in the Western Region as the search intensifies for survivors. The team has called for re-enforcement from the Prestea Golden Star mines. They have been on site digging through the rubble almost... Read more
14 people feared dead in galamsey pit collapse
Fourteen (14) illegal miners have been declared dead by the Prestea Police Command in the Western region after an abandoned galamsey pit caved in at Kubekrom-Abease near Prestea Nsuta. The illegal miners were reportedly among 19 miners who were trapped in the pit. Empire News’ Emmanuel Ohene Gyan reports... Read more
Britain moves to control foreign fishing in its waters
Britain will withdraw from an agreement that allows some other European countries to fish between six and 12 miles from its coast as it “takes back control” of fishing policy, Environment Secretary Michael Gove said on Sunday. The government will on Monday begin a two-year process to leave the... Read more