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…

Assin North rolls-up environmental consciousness campaign
The Assin North Municipal Health Directorate has scaled up environmental consciousness campaign to prevent the outbreak of avoidable diseases such as malaria, cholera and typhoid. The move is hinged on maintaining a clean and healthy environment which is key to the prevention of such diseases, Mrs Admire Owusu, Municipal... Read more
Climate change a threat to SDGs – Prez
President Nana Akufo-Addo has emphasised the need for solutions to tackle climate change and its adverse effects, as it impacts on survival and poses threats to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to Mr Akufo-Addo: “Climate change is perhaps the greatest threat to the achievements of the... Read more
Fight Against Deforestation Important – Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the fight against deforestation and forest degradation is critical to Ghana’s successes of tackling Climate Change. With Climate Change being, perhaps, the biggest threat to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, President Akufo-Addo noted that it is fast becoming a developmental issue... Read more
SHS Solar Program To Cost $420m – Energy Ministry
  It would cost government more than $420 million to roll out solar power generation in all second cycle schools across the country. This amount, however, would not include subsequent maintenance of the equipment. The Deputy Director of Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Energy, Seth Mahu who disclosed... Read more
Government to strictly enforce new LPG regulatory measures – President
Government is fully committed to the enforcement of the new regulatory measures for the operations of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) industry, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated. The new government regulatory measures, agreed at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, October 12, arises out of the need for... Read more
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... Read more
Gas Explosion: Gov’t Will Be Tough – Bawumia
Vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has given the strongest indication that the government will announce a new directive in the coming days to deal with the frequent gas explosions in Ghana. Speaking at the scene of a gas explosion at the Atomic Junction in the nation’s capital Accra Sunday,... Read more
Integrate the Environment into Development planining -A Rocha tells MDAs
  Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) have been urged to integrate  environmental related issues into both short term and long term development planning programs for a sustainable Development . A-Rocha Ghana, a civil society organization focused on the protection of the environment is embarking on a sensitization exercise... Read more
Animal welfare activists advocate stunning of animals in Ghana
  West Africa animals’ welfare activists have called on all religious persuasions to accept stunning of animals as the most scientifically humane method of killing them for food and processing. Stunning is an internationally accepted induced process of killing animals by making them unconscious and insensitive without pain to... Read more
Climate Change impact in Brong-Ahafo – UNDP’s Intervention
  Recent developments around the globe with Ghana being not an exception point to the fact that there are issues with the environment due to problems from Climate Change that need to be corrected. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) defines it as a change of... Read more