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…

Students charged to be ambassadors of environmental protection
  Mrs Jane Sabina Obeng, a Former Upper East Regional Director of Education, has charged students to be ambassadors of environmental protection, which is key to the survival of the next generation. She said: “When the last tree dies, the last human dies,” and charged the pupils to embark... Read more
Flagstaff House, Parliament To Run On Solar Energy
Ghana’s seat of government, the Flagstaff House and Parliament would soon be running on solar energy, following the ratification of a framework agreement on renewable energy.With the ratification, a 400 megawatt solar plant would be established with engineering being provided by Early Power Limited. Being the 14th country in... Read more
Blame Human for degradation of the Environment -Minister
Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, Upper West Regional Minister, has said human action has led to the degradation of the environment and the perennial drying of rivers and streams in our communities. Alhaji Alhassan said this during a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) workshop held in Wa on the development of Integrated... Read more
Affordable housing key for development and social equality, UN says on World Habitat Day
Urban October design competition. Photo: UN-HABITAT/Alejandro Montes With 1.6 billion people living in inadequate housing, one billion of whom reside in slums and informal settlements, the United Nations is spotlighting affordable homes on today’s World Habitat Day, which also marks the official start of Urban October – a month... Read more
Minister advocates use of bamboo to restore degraded mining areas
Mrs Patricia Appiagyei, Deputy Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has proposed the use of bamboos to restore Ghana’s degraded lands. Mrs Appiagyei made the call in her address at the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation’s Voice for Change (V4C) Partnership Programme Learning Event in Accra. “Bamboo can offer... Read more
Ban on small-scale mining will be extended – Amewu
Indications are that the ban on small-scale mining meant to sanitize the mining industry and curb illegal mining will be extended. The initial six-month ban was set to end in October 2017, but the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, has said the extension of the ban is... Read more
Do more to help poor nations cope with climate change, IMF tells rich countries
World faces disaster if those who contributed ‘lion’s share’ to global warming don’t aid low-income countries, IMF says The International Monetary Fund has told rich countries they must do more to help poor nations cope with climate change or suffer from the weaker global growth and higher migration flows... Read more
NGO moves to conserve sacred groves
  The Accelerated Rural Development Organization, a non-governmental organization, focused on sustainable environmental management, has embarked on a project to conserve about 30 sacred groves in the Volta Region. The old groves, some of which have been destroyed are dotted around Kpeve, Woadze, Agate, and Have. Mr Winfried Donkor,... Read more
Gov’t trains 100 observers to check and record illegal fishing activities
A Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Francis Kingsley Ato Cudjoe, says Government is training 100 observers to be put on vessels to check and record illegal fishing activities.They will, particularly, check Saiko, (illegal activities involving conniving foreign and local vessels) to enable them to provide enough evidence... Read more
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... Read more