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…

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
G7 Energy Ministers focus on electricity in Africa
  Energy Ministers from the G7 industrialised countries have reiterated their commitment to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy in Africa. At the just-ended meeting in Rome, under the Italian Presidency, the G7 ministers from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the Secretary of Energy... Read more
Researcher mounts campaign on clean cookstove
Organisations, households, and schools have been called upon to shift to the use of improved institutional stoves to avoid heat emissions and diseases. The improved stove is to help address domestic heating by using solid fuel such as wood and charcoal for household cooking. Mr Mchael Kweku Commeh, a... Read more
New magazine scrutinises Ghana’s energy policies
  Energy Ghana has launched a news magazine that looks critically at the happenings in the country’s downstream, midstream and upstream energy sector policies and draws on pertinent issues from the global market. The 60-page quarterly magazine takes a critical look into energy expectations of Ghanaians from President Nana... Read more
Project to support Clean Cooking Sector in Ghana launched
The Strategic support to the Clean Cooking Sector in Ghana (SSCCSiG) project has been launched in Accra with the aim to support stakeholders engaged in clean cooking market development to build an enabling environment. The 910,000 Euro project is running from November 2016 to May 2018 in Ghana and... Read more
Ghana woos investors for renewable energy production
The Ministry of Energy is optimistic of meeting its ambitious ten percent target of installed renewable energy capacity by 2020, with the completion of the relevant policy and regulatory framework. The move is also expected to drive down the high cost of power in the country.At present, renewable energy... Read more
W/R: GOIL commissions $15m marine Gas oil facility
Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) has commissioned a 13.5 million litre bunkering facility at the Takoradi Port in the Western region. Speaking at the commissioning, the Board Chairman of GOIL, Professor William Asumani disclosed that the faculty, which cost 15 million dollars,  was solely funded by GOIL from its internally... Read more
Kofi Annan backs fossil fuels to light Africa
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has backed African governments’ use of fossil fuels – especially the continent’s large endowment of coal – to bridge Africa’s huge energy gap. In the face of opposition to the use of coal by climate change activists, Mr Annan said: “We are not... Read more
Energy Minister vows to revamp power sector
 Energy Minister Mr Boakye Agyarko has affirmed the Government’s resolve to overhaul the country’s ailing energy sector to meet consumers demand for improved economic performance. “This government’s vision for the provision of state reliable and secure power supply also include initiatives such as restructuring of debts of the utility... Read more