Open Defecation menace :Osagyefo Dr.Kwame Nkrumah would have been dissapointed

On the occasion of Founders Day, the Media Coalition Against Open Defecation has called on Ghanaians to reflect on the contributions of Ghana’s forebears which led to independence. A statement signed by the Convener, Emmanuel Addai, reminds the public of the threat posed by the practice of open defecation to…

Open defecation :Coalition calls for financial commitment by govt to end menace

The Media Coalition Against Open Defecation is calling for the establishment of a budget line for eradication of open defecation in annual budgets that syncs with the national road map.   The Coalition is of the view that, Ghana can achieve the universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation and…

Ghana Officials Question China’s Ambitions in Bauxite Mining Plan

Ghana is a country rich in natural resources, including crude oil, gold, diamonds, and minerals such as manganese and bauxite, and China—one of the West African country’s biggest investors—has set its sights on those valuable products. The investments are part of Beijing’s ambitious development project known as “One Belt, One…

Govt to distribute 7.5 Million certified palm and coconut seedlings to 30,000 farmers
  About 4.5 million oil Palm seedlings and 3 million coconut seedlings expected to be raised  by the Oil Palm Research Institute (OPRI)  under Center for Scientific Research Institute (CSIR) to be distributed to 30,000 farmers in 30 districts in Ghana for the 2019 farming season under the Planting for... Read more
Ghana Officials Question China’s Ambitions in Bauxite Mining Plan
Ghana is a country rich in natural resources, including crude oil, gold, diamonds, and minerals such as manganese and bauxite, and China—one of the West African country’s biggest investors—has set its sights on those valuable products. The investments are part of Beijing’s ambitious development project known as “One Belt,... Read more
Bagre Dam spillage flood:Death toll rises to 34
The death toll in the devastating Bagre dam spillage in Northern Ghana has risen to 34 from the previously reported 18, officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) have confirmed to Starr News. Two more persons are reported missing while thousands have been displaced. Even though no senior... Read more
Climate change deepens global hunger with 821 million people undernourished
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and UN partner agencies (IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO) have just published the 2018 edition of TheState of Food Security and Nutrition in the World. This year, the annual report focuses on the importance of building climate resilience for food... Read more
Tropenbos holds forum on Sustainable Charcoal Production
  Tropenbos International Ghana, a Forestry -oriented  non-profit organization has organized a forum at Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana  on Sustainable charcoal production as part of the Ax Project, which was being implemented in partnership with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of... Read more
Bagre Dam Disaster: Oxfam slams Akufo-Addo Over Victims Neglect
International nongovernmental organisation Oxfam has criticised President Akufo-Addo over his posturing towards victims of the Bagre Dam disaster. So far, 18 people have died with 100 thousand displaced in the devastating spillage of the Bagre Dam. Authorities of the National Disaster Management Organisation appear overwhelmed by the disaster. Any... Read more
36 additional communities in Ghana to benefit from IWASH Project
Plan International Ghana,a Child Centered development and humanitarian non governmental Organization has secured additional 2.2 million euro funding to continue the Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene (IWASH) Project after succesful three years implementation of the first part of the project in 20 communities in Eastern and Volta Regions. The... Read more
Cholera Fear grips Anum Apapam as residents,students engage in open defecation
Residents of Anum -Apapam in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern Region have expressed fear open defecation may rife as Senior High School Students in the Anum Apapam Community Day School arrive to begin the 2018/2019 academic year due to absent of a Public toilet facility in the community.... Read more
Upgrade Cape Three Point Forest into National Park -Env.Researchers
Environmental Researchers have recommended to government to upgrade Cape Three Point Forest Reserve from a Conservation status  into a National Park. The Cape Three Points Forest Reserve in the Ahanta West District in the Western Region, considered to be a Globally Significant Biodiversity Area (GSBA), has been under serious... Read more
EU probes VW, BMW, Daimler over alleged emissions collusion
U antitrust regulators are investigating whether BMW (BMWG.DE), Daimler (DAIGn.DE) and Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) colluded to restrict the rollout of clean emission technology, a move that could lead to hefty fines for the German carmakers.   The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation on Tuesday, nearly a year after it... Read more