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…

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... Read more
Accept to take responsibility for environment
Ghanaians have been asked to accept to go the extra mile to ensure sustainable management of the environment for their own benefit and that of the future generation. Mr. Samuel Oteng, the acting Ashanti Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said everybody should have a part to... Read more
Stop small scale mining now – Amewu warns foreigners
The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John-Peter Amewu has warned foreign nationals still engaging in small scale mining in Ghana to desist from it with immediate effect or face his wrath. According to him, such activities are against Ghana’s constitution adding that persons found culpable “would face the... Read more
Nearly 500 dead pulled from Sierra Leone mudslide: coroner
FREETOWN (Reuters) – Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week’s devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city’s chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday. One of Africa’s worst flooding-related disasters in years occurred when the side of Mount Sugar Loaf collapsed on Monday after... Read more
KMA plants trees to restore Kumasi to ‘garden city’ status
Metropolitan Chief Executive, Osei Asibey- Antwi, said Kumasi must restored to its ‘Garden City’ status. Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) is collaborating with Forest Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG), the Ghana Education Service and Friends of Water and River Bodies, an environmental NGO, to plant trees in the Ashanti Region capital.... Read more
MESTI strives to preserve plants species
The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has presented some high powered computers to the Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute (PGRRI) to enable it manage its huge data of plant genetics. The PGRRI, an institute under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), situated at Bonsu... Read more
President appoints Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie as EPA Executive Director
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie as the new Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr Sarkodie, until his appointment, was the Head of the Science and Education Department of the University of Education, Winneba, (Mampong Campus) in the Ashanti Region. He... Read more
Sierra Leone mudslide: At least 600 still missing in Freetown
Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionThe hillside collapsed on to dozens of houses in Regent after heavy rain At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, a spokesman for the president has told the BBC. President Ernest Bai Koroma earlier... Read more
‘CSIR must help Ghana to realise the Ghana beyond Aid’
  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), said the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has a very important role to play in the realisation of the  “Ghana Beyond Aid” agenda. “Our President is talking about Ghana beyond aid. In other words... Read more
Sierre Leone mudslide leaves hundreds lying ‘dead underneath the rubble’
  More than 300 people have been killed in a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown following heavy rains and flooding. Key points: Sierra Leone’s national broadcaster says death toll has risen above 300 Police and military personnel are continuing to search for missing people Red... Read more