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…

EU countries agree to explore hydrogen as energy source
European Union energy ministers agreed on Tuesday to pool efforts to increase the use of hydrogen in transport and power as part of the bloc’s attempt to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030. The non-binding initiative, seen by Reuters and endorsed by 25 EU nations, calls for... Read more
Puffer Fish poison 1,200 times deadly than cyanide,can kill 30 adults at once
Much was not known about Puffer Fish in Ghana until recently when the poisonous fish  killed at least 8 consumers in parts of Eastern and Volta Regions. Biologists say Puffer fish also known as blowfish has more than 120 different species worldwide. Most Puffer fishes could be found in... Read more
Seventeen(17) communities achieve Open Defecation Free status after IWASH Project by Plan International Ghana
Seventeen(17) Communities in  Eastern and Volta Regions achieved Open Defecation Free status during the implementation of Integrated  Water  Sanitation and Hygiene (IWASH) project by Plan International Ghana. The communities are Nsutam,Amanfro Sanfoano,Mintakrom Lakpa ,Addo nkwanta  and Amahi in the Eastern region while others are Liati Datem ,Liati Agbonyra,Liati Soba, Liati... Read more
Pay our allowances now – Youth in Afforestation workers demand
Some workers of the Youth in Afforestation model of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), have given the government and the Forestry Commission, till the end of this month to release their accumulated allowances else they will embark on a  strike. The workers, who say they haven’t received payment for... Read more
Ghana to achieve 10% renewable energy by 2020 -President
  The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Saturday, 15th September, 2018, commissioned a 20-megawatt solar plant, and inspected ongoing works at the Casa de-Ropa Ltd, a “1-district-1-factory” initiative, all in the Gomoa West constituency. Speaking at the commissioning of the 20-megawatt solar plant at Gomoa... Read more
Forestry officials destroy illegal farms in Desiri Forest reserve
The Mankranso command of the Forestry Commission has destroyed what they say is illegal farms in the Desiri forest reserves located in the Asutifi and Ahafo Ano North districts in Ashanti region. The move was triggered after the  management discovered large farms in the reserve without approval of the... Read more
New study reveals global drivers deforestation
Recent advances in satellite-based forest monitoring technology have helped conservationists locate where deforestation may be happening. However, limitations in knowing the causes behind canopy loss have hindered efforts to stop it. A new study released this week provides a step forward toward this goal, identifying the major drivers of... Read more
Putting the action in the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco
  The second day of California Governor Jerry Brown’s three-day Global Climate Action Summit on September 13 put a hard emphasis on action. There was discernible disgust with national leaders whose words have not resulted in greater ambition to drive down carbon emissions, protect forests and oceans, or provide... Read more
54 African Environment Ministers meet at Kenya
African environment ministers are expected  to meet in Kenya’s capital Nairobi from Monday to deliberate on strategies, plans and investments required to implement innovative environmental solutions. According to the UN Environment ,the seventh special session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment which kicks off on Sept. 17... Read more
Nestle using satellites to monitor palm oil plantations for deforestation
LONDON (Reuters) – Nestle will use satellites to monitor palm oil plantations for signs of deforestation, it said on Friday, as it aims to speed up its commitment to more sustainable ingredient sourcing. The maker of KitKat and Aero bars is using technology developed by Airbus and a non-profit... Read more