Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

Government will reform power sector- Boakye Agyarko
Mr Boakye Agyarko, the Minister of Energy on Wednesday reiterated Government’s commitment to reform the country’s power sector to meet the exponential demands of industry, businesses and households. He said there had been attempts by the successive governments to bring the needed transformation under the Ghana Power Compact, otherwise... Read more
VRA develops ‘Water Lease ‘ Policy to Protect Akosombo Dam
The Volta River Authority (VRA) has developed a “Framework for Aquaculture Development on the Volta Lake” to regulate aquaculture activities on the Volta Lake to save the Akosombo Hydroelectric Dam from environmental dangers as a result of unsustainable Aquaculture developments particularly Tilapia farming  on the Volta Lake . The approved... Read more
Waste-to-energy: Fuel from Africa’s landfills This story is part of a special focus on South Africa and how it is shaping the future and paving the way for the rest of the continent. (CNN)What we may see as waste, others see as a resource. Clean Energy Africa is one... Read more
Rural communities in Ghana to get electricity from Palm Kernel shells
    Many rural Communities in Ghana are expected to benefit from electricity generated from Palm Kernel shells. The Project is facilitated by Centre for Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development (CEESD) and partnered by the  Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA). The pilot  Project at Pappase , an off-grid... Read more
Africa rejects Europe’s ‘dirty diesel’
Ghana and Nigeria are the first countries to respond to reports of European companies exploiting weak fuel standards in Africa. Stricter limits on the sulfur content of diesel will come into force on July 1. Governments in West Africa are taking action to stop the import of fuel with... Read more
EU, France accused of hijacking ‘Africa-led’ clean energy scheme
  African head of $10bn programme quits, saying French environment minister Ségolène Royal intervened to impose EU-preferred projects French environment minister Ségolène Royal has been accused of undermining African leadership of a flagship clean energy programme (Pic: Flickr/COP Paris) By Megan Darby A $10bn clean energy programme launched at the... Read more
Clean Energy: President Akufo-Addo Cuts Sod For 400MW Bridge Power Project
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has cut the sod for the commencement of construction of the 400-MegaWatt Bridge Power project, the world’s largest LPG-fired power plant. At the ground-breaking ceremony, at Tema, on Thursday, 27th April, 2017, President Akufo-Addo noted that the $1 billion project... Read more
Govt to sell VRA’s thermal plants
  Government has commenced the process to sell thermal plants belonging to the Volta River Authority (VRA) to Independent Power Producers (IPP). The move, according to the deputy Finance Minister Kwaku Kwarteng is part of measures to restructure the country’s energy sector for effective performance. President Akufo-Addo in February... Read more
Ghana Gas seals deal with Chinese firm for major gas pipeline project
The Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) has signed a deal with Chinese multinational, Yantai Jereh Group, for the construction of an onshore 278 km natural gas pipeline from the Aboadze enclave in the Western Region to the power enclaves at Tema in the Greater Accra Region. The project agreement,... Read more
Bill to regulate gas industry in the offing
  The Ministry of Energy is currently in the process of developing a Gas Bill and intends to submit it to Parliament for approval, this year. The bill, when approved is expected to provide a transparent regulatory framework for the gas industry, and also address the infrastructure requirements of... Read more