Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Two Chinese, others fined Gh¢8k for lumbering Rosewood
A Wa Circuit Court has fined two Chinese and two Ghanaians a total of 8,000 Ghana cedis for illegally transporting Rosewood. The convicts, Jian Hua, 38, Luo Da Fa, 30, both Chinese, Mohammed Yusif, a 36-year-old driver in Tema and Issa Bakoro, 30. The four were arrested by personnel... Read more
NGO wants speedy implementation of energy  cooking reform
  Organisation for Indigenous Initiatives and Sustainability (ORGIIS),  a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has called on the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) and the Ministry of Energy to as a matter of urgency implement the proposed energy cooking reform policy. The implementation would help arrest the spate of environmental degradation and... Read more
MESTI/FAO signs agreement for sustainable management of Wetland resources
  The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) on Tuesday, signed a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for enhancing the sustainable management of Wetland resources. The two-year project, worth about $390,000, is expected to address issues militating against lagoons through... Read more
Bui Power Authority starts 250MW solar farm next month
 The Bui Power Authority (BPA) has started processes towards the setting up of a 250 megawatt solar plant to boost grid power supply, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the authority, Mr Fred Oware, has said. He said discussions for the installation of the first 50MW under the “Bui... Read more
E/R : NADMO warns residents in flood prone areas to relocate to Safe areas
      The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the National Disaster Management Organization, NADMO, has warned residents in flood prone areas to relocate to “safe heaven” areas to avoid disaster .     According to Eastern Regional Director of NADMO,Mr.Kwame Appiah Kodua, the safety of residents and properties of... Read more
Illegal miners resurface at mining sites in East Akyem
Illegal miners  who seized to operate during the peak of nationwide crackdown have return  to the mining sites at Kibi and its surrounding communities in the East Akyem Municipality of the Eastern region. The miners mostly operate in the evening  to thwart  possible arrest. Information gathered from the communities... Read more
Flood displaces 1000 residents
About 1000 residents in Anwiankwanta in the Bekwai Municipal of the Ashanti Region have been rendered homeless following a heavy downpour Tuesday . The flood according to the victims was caused by the collapsed River Oda Bridge paving way for the river to overflow its banks to homes of... Read more
Fuel sale: Interdict BOST MD – Minority
The Minority in Parliament is calling for the interdiction of the Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), Alfred Obeng, over the sale of contaminated fuel to Movenpiina Energy. According to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), the transaction has led to a financial... Read more
BOST explains why it sold contaminated fuel
 The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) has challenged anyone with information on the illegal sale of contaminated or off-spec product at the pumps to report such action to the appropriate authority for immediate action. A statement from BOST and copied to Graphic Online said a technical team... Read more
Frafraha residents fight EPA over ‘toxic’ rubber factory
Residents of Frafraha in Accra are accusing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of compromising on their health after a plastic recycling factory was allowed to operate in the area without permit. The residents who live near the plastic manufacturing factory at north Frafraha say the toxic fumes from the... Read more