Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

  Small -Scale Miners bear teeth against gov’t ,dare to resume work
Small scale Miners in the Ashanti Region are daring  to resume work in clear defiance to ” unlawful ban placed on Small Scale mining activities ” by government. According to the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSAM), government has not been fair to Small-Scale Miners mining legally and... Read more
Forestry Commission chalks progress with fight against illegal mining in Ashanti Region
Chinese illegal miners and their local collaborators were picked up in the Apamprama Forest Forestry Commission officials in Ashanti Region are patting themselves on the back for what they claim is victory in the fight against illegal mining. Acting Regional Manger of Forestry Services Division, Isaac Noble Eshun, is... Read more
  E/R :Court fines two chainsaw operators  ghc4600 for sawing trees in Atewa Forest
The Kwarbeng District Magistrate Court  in the Eastern region has convicted two illegal  chainsaw operators to a total fine of Ghc4,600 and in default serve eight months prison sentence each with hard labour . The Court has also confiscated the Chainsaw Machine and the lumbers . The two convicts,Kwasi... Read more
ASHMA to prosecute residents without household toilets
The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) has threatened to prosecute residents who have refused to build toilets in their households. Mr Albert Boakye Okyere, Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive, told the Ghana News Agency that the only way to ensure that residents obeyed the Assembly’s bye-laws to provide their households with... Read more
Liberia shuts down bottled water companies
The authorities in Liberia have closed down more than 50 companies selling drinking water in bottles and plastic sachets. The public health authority said the water was not fit for human consumption. It said some of the companies claimed to be producing mineral water when it was nothing of... Read more
Chief urges gov’t  to provide more rangers to Atewa forest
    Government has been urged to post more rangers to Atewa Forest Reserve to complement efforts in protecting the precious forest .   The Akyem Ampetiahene ,Barimah Owusu  Boahene who placed the call argues that, inadequate rangers and logistics are impeding relentless efforts of the Forestry Commission in... Read more
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