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…

FoN opposes immediate ban of mercury in Ghana

  Friends of the Nation (FoN), an environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, has opposed an immediate ban on the importation of mercury into the country and, therefore, advised the Government to tread cautiously to prevent any backlash. It said an immediate ban on mercury imports and use may make the current illegal…

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
Anti-galamsey Taskforce arrests 108 illegal miners
Illegal Miners At least 108 people have been arrested by the 400-member Galamsey Taskforce dispatched across the country last week. The men were arrested at their mining sites during regular patrol conducted by the taskforce. The contingent in the Ashanti Region has arrested 82 illegal miners while the team... Read more
E/R:Operation Vanguard Taskforce on rampage ,set ablaze more than 10 excavators
Information gathered  indicates that the  Operation vanguard taskforce in the Eastern region on Monday invaded   Extra Gold company,fired several gunshots and  set ablaze  about 3 excavators and three pumping machines at Akyem Banso in Kwarbeng. The taskforce also invaded the mining sites of other  miners working under lease... Read more
E/R :Operation Vanguard Taskforce  arrest 26 illegal Miners
The Eastern regional operation Vanguard Taskforce  has arrested 26 illegal alluvia miners popularly known as Chanfai for defying ban on illegal mining activities .  The suspects were arrested from  August 3rd to 5th,2017 during their patrol operations in some mining sites in the region. The Deputy regional Public Relations... Read more
VRA warns against encroachment of Protected zone of Akosombo Dam
The Volta River Authority has once again Warned against Sale/Purchase and Encroachment of Lands within the Volta Gorge Protection Zone of the Akosombo Dam. This is the second time this year, the Power generator is warning against the phenomenon. There has been upsurge in encroachment of Lands which fall within... Read more
More than 80 arrested in one week of Operation Vanguard clamp down
  The national anti-galamsey taskforce, Operation Vanguard, says it has arrested more than 80 suspects in the massive clamp down on the menace. Commander of the taskforce, Colonel William Agyapong told Joy FM Super Morning Show Monday, initial screening shows they are all Ghanaians. He said the suspects were... Read more
Operation Vanguard tastes first major clash with illegal miners; one dead
The anti-illegal mining task force commissioned last week on Sunday evening clashed with illegal miners in the Ashanti Region, leaving one illegal miner dead. Public Relations Officer of Operation Vanguard, Major Gariba Pabi, said around 17:00 GMT personnel from the Ashanti Region on patrol met stone-pelting illegal miners at... Read more
Special security agency needed to protect natural resources
  Mr Walanyo Kwadjo Siabi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, says the Government should establish a special security agency to protect natural resources. He made this known in a lecture he delivered on: “WASH in Ghana-Best Practices and Lessons Learned,” organised at... Read more
Faecal matter could be converted into manure – CWSA
  Mr Walanyo Kwadjo Siabi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), has observed that converting faecal matter into manure for farming will help curb open defecation. The CEO made the observation when he delivered a lecture on the topic: “WASH in Ghana-Best... Read more
Conference on Relevance of Livestock Industry Opens at UCC
The 20th International Biennial Conference to discuss the relevance of animal industry to the growth of the Ghanaian economy and achieving food security has opened on campus. The four-day conference, on the theme “Positioning the Animal Industry to Achieve Food Security –Role of the Stakeholders,” is being attended by... Read more