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…

FoN opposes immediate ban of mercury in Ghana

  Friends of the Nation (FoN), an environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, has opposed an immediate ban on the importation of mercury into the country and, therefore, advised the Government to tread cautiously to prevent any backlash. It said an immediate ban on mercury imports and use may make the current illegal…

Academic Institutions in Ghana Must Produce Data Science Graduates
An Assistant Director, Centre of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, North Carolina Agricultural and Technological State University, Prof. Kosi Delali Edoh, has stressed the need for academic institutions in Ghana to produce graduates in the area of Data Science. According to him, a lot of universities in the... Read more
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia Some Ghanaian media reported that the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is scheduled for China on a 5-day official visit to be hosted by his Chinese counterpart Vice President Li Yuanchao (see: www.graphic.com.gh, June 17, 2017). Under normal circumstances, the news of Ghana’s veep planned trip... Read more
Prof Frimpong-Boateng makes case for intensified science, technology education Source
The Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) in collaboration with Coventry University, United Kingdom, has organised the “International Conference on Education, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ICETE) 2017” in Accra. The two-day conference, on the theme: “Promoting Development through Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation,” seeks to create an environment that would bring together... Read more
JVL Composite Plant opens in Borteyman
Jekora Ventures Limited (JVL) has opened a fortifier production composite plant at Borteyman in the Tema Metropolis to process liquid and solid waste into organic fertilizer. The plant, which has an initial investment cost of 650,000 US Dollars, is to produce 500 metric tonnes of Fortifer annually from 700... Read more
Sanitation Challenges in Accra; AMA,ESPA  make effort
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly in partnership with the Environmental Services Providers Association has outlined its plans for the Accra Cleanest City Agenda The Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr. Mohammed Adjei Sowah at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday May 9, 2017 announced a number of measures that will culminate... Read more
Science communications requires consistency – Stakeholders
Participants at a just ended science reporting workshop have called for consistent media campaigns on environmental issues in African countries till there was a change in public attitudes. The participants including media personnel, communication officers and research scientists, however, agreed that effective science communication required more collaboration among all... Read more
Talk to your citizens to respect our laws – Hamid tells Chinese Ambassador
The Minister of information, Mustapha Hamid has told the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana that the country will  not hesitate to apply the full force of the law if any Chinese national is arrested in connection with illegal mining. The Minister’s remark comes on the heels of government’s massive showdown... Read more
Air quality at hazardous levels and visibility has plummeted in the capital and its surrounding areas Air traffic in Beijing was affected on Thursday as dust and sandstorms enveloped a swathe of northern China, dragging down air quality and visibility and prompting warnings for children and elderly people to... Read more
A Country That Produces Small Brains Has No Future
  In 1956, something strange happened in Minamata, Japan. People started developing abnormal gait, some lost their eyesight, others developed severe speech and hearing problems, tremors, insanity and in many cases people died. Pregnant women started having babies with very small heads. Some of these children could neither walk... Read more
Nine district mining officers interdicted – Amewu
Some nine district mining officers of the Minerals Commission have been interdicted by government after they were asked to proceed on an indefinite leave a week ago. The nine according to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources looked on as illegal miners ravaged the lands and water bodies... Read more