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…

Galamsey fight: Gov’t not unfairly targeting Small Scale Miners – Minerals Comm. Boss
The Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, Dr Tony Aubyn has said the government has no issues against the operations of small scale miners as has been perceived by a section of the public. According to him, government has stopped Small Scale Miners including lincensed ones from operating... Read more
Climate change expected to increase deaths rates
  A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill estimates that climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to cause roughly 60,000 deaths globally in the year 2030. This could further reach 260,000 deaths in 2100 due to climate change’s effect on global air pollution.... Read more
NADMO orders KMA to close down refuse Transfer site
The Ashanti Regional National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has ordered the Waste Management unit at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to shut down the refuse Transfer Site at both Nana Akwasi Agyemang/Serwaa Nyarko SHS area and that of Yenyaaso. The Ashanti Regional NADMO Coordinator Kwabena Nsenkyire speaking to Abusua... Read more
Ecology versus economy in Ghana
  Ghana is about to trade 5 percent of its bauxite deposits to China for $15 billion. In a guest commentary by environmental advocate Joshua Amponsem, he questions the motives and long-term impact of such a move. As an environmental activist, I have come to appreciate that nature gives... Read more
AMA launches new strategy to ensure good sanitation
Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, has called for support to strengthen the capacity of the Environmental Health Officers to ensure effective monitoring. He said inadequate logistics had been a major constraint to the health officers of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) for efficient monitoring and... Read more
Rawlings decries poor environmental sanitation in Accra
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has expressed worry about the high level of poor environmental sanitation in the metropolis. He called for commitment and vigorous public education for the public to know their responsibilities towards the environment. The former President said this when Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra... Read more
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... Read more
Efforts to Contain the Armyworm Invasion in Ghana
Efforts to Contain the Armyworm Invasion in Ghana By Article by Gabriel Adukpo   IN the late 1990s, this writer ever watched a long line of caterpillars matching and devouring crops in a young maize farm. They lined up as if they were students who had returned from holidays... Read more
Addressing Climate Change through Sustainable Development – Remarks by H.E. Sun Baohong Chinese Ambassador to Ghana
Addressing Climate Change through Sustainable Development – Remarks by H.E. Mdm. Sun Baohong Chinese Ambassador to Ghana at the Opening Ceremony of the Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa. Good morning. I am very delighted to come to the beautiful city of Sunyani for the second... Read more
CITES Secretary-General’s message for World Ranger Day 2017
World Ranger Day 2017 Message from CITES Secretary-General, John E. Scanlon On World Ranger Day 2017, we join you to “stand with the park rangers of the world in their fight to protect wildlife”! 31 July 2017 World Ranger Day honours park rangers across the world who have been... Read more