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…

Traditional cookstoves encourage environmental degradation – GHACCO
Mr Raymond Kusorgbor, the National Programme Coordinator of Ghana Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and Fuels (GHACCO), said over reliance on traditional cookstoves had encouraged deforestation, environmental degradation and climate change. He said traditional cookstoves and open fires had posed a number of health risks including infections of the eye,... Read more
In Kenya, fuel made from human faeces keeps the home fires burning
A Kenyan company has taken the mantra “waste not, want not” to unusual lengths by using human faeces to manufacture briquettes for use for use in cooking and heating. The fuel is made by workers from the Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company, who dry it, treat it in... Read more
Assemblies pledge to mainstream clean energy for cooking
  The Kassena-Nankana Municipal Assembly and the Kassena-Nankana West District Assembly in the Upper East Region have pledged to mainstream clean energy plans for cooking into their Medium Term Development Plans. In spite of the fact that 2010 statistics available at the Renewable Energy Unit of the Ministry of... Read more
  Brief on Ghana’s island-based renewable energy mini grid systems
Ghana’s main challenge in achieving universal energy access is the electrification of about 20% of its population living in mostly remote, rural and not easily accessible island and lake side communities. As part of the initiatives to overcome this challenge, five Solar PV and Wind powered Mini-grids with a... Read more
Jack and Jill School go solar
Jack and Jill School, located in Accra, will depend solely on solar energy and will no longer rely on power from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) by the end of July 2017. According to the school, plans are far advanced to install solar panels to ensure regular power... Read more
US backs Ghana to convert her nuclear research reactor
  Ghana has again made history by being the first African country to successfully undergo a nuclear research reactor conversion from a Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) sensitive fuel, to a Lower Enriched Uranium (LEU) sensitive one. The conversion, which was done by a joint team of scientists from the... Read more
KNUST constructs solar-powered 4X4 vehicle
  The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in partnership with the Technical University of Munich, has constructed a solar-powered 4×4 vehicle. The environmentally-friendly vehicle, meant to carry passengers and goods, was inaugurated by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the 51st congregation of the KNUST,... Read more
Siemens committed to first wind power project – Seeks govt’s guarantee to start
Participants in the Siemens Customer Engagement seminar Siemens Ghana is hopeful the government will soon provide the needed sovereign guarantee for the financing of the first wind power project in the country. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Siemens Ghana, Mr Edward Acheampong, told the media on the sidelines... Read more
We will protect Akosombo dam from Galamseyers
  Mr Richard Oppong Mensah, Director of the Akosombo Hydro Generating Station, has assured that robust measures are in place to bar illegal miners (Galamseyers) from destroying the Akosombo Dam. He indicated that there was adequate surveillance on the river body, which guarded it against the activities of Galamseyers... Read more
NGO wants speedy implementation of energy  cooking reform
  Organisation for Indigenous Initiatives and Sustainability (ORGIIS),  a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has called on the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) and the Ministry of Energy to as a matter of urgency implement the proposed energy cooking reform policy. The implementation would help arrest the spate of environmental degradation and... Read more