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…

JVL Composite Plant opens in Borteyman
Jekora Ventures Limited (JVL) has opened a fortifier production composite plant at Borteyman in the Tema Metropolis to process liquid and solid waste into organic fertilizer. The plant, which has an initial investment cost of 650,000 US Dollars, is to produce 500 metric tonnes of Fortifer annually from 700... Read more
UNDP supports the construction of footbridge in Accra
The 25-meter footbridge was funded by the Norwegian Government and implemented by NADMO. Photo credit: Rita Effah/UNDP With funding from the Norwegian Government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has supported the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to construct a 25-meter footbridge for residents of Alogboshie in Accra. The... Read more
Minister urges National Biosafety Authority Tribunal to be fair
Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has urged members of the Appeals Tribunal Committee of the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) to execute their task with fairness and due diligence. He said the Committee would play a crucial role in the implementation of the... Read more
EPA takes steps to ensure safe handling of e-waste
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken steps to ensure safe handling of electronic waste (e-waste) in the Ashanti Region. Mr. Samuel Oteng, the Regional Director of the Agency, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that, a collection point, where these would be deposited was being set up in... Read more
Council of State urged to Counsel  President to ban mining
The overlord of Akyem Abuakwa state ,Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has proposed to the Council of state to recommend to the President  to temporary place a total ban on small-scale and illegal mining in the country . According to the Okyenhene ,the current approach is not a good panacea... Read more
Anyone who impugn my name in galamsey will have to meet us in court-Livid Okyenhene warns
The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has threatened to sue any individual or institution that mentions his name in any galamsey discussion. The warning comes on the back of a BNI report that fingered the paramount chief in the illegal mining trade. Addressing members of the Council of State,... Read more
Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo
World Health Organization confirms one out of three suspected Ebola- related deaths since April 22 caused by the virus. An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after one person, who died of a hemorrhagic fever, has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the... Read more
Council of State visits galamsey sites
 Members of the Council of State will today embark on a working visit to some mining sites in the Eastern region to assess the destruction of lands and water bodies as a result of illegal mining popularly known as galamsey. The advisory body wants to obtain firsthand information in... Read more
14 Galamsey Machines Burnt On Offin River
A joint police and the Anti Illegal Mining Taskforce of the Small Scale Miners Association in the Ashanti region have swooped three mining communities in the Atwima Mponua District to clamp down on “galamseyers” who have defied the government’s directive to stop all illegal mining activities in the country. The... Read more
Trial of three Chinese illegal miners :Prosecution asked to get interpreter
The Koforidua Circuit Court B in the Eastern region of Ghana has adjourned to May 23,2017 for trial to begin in a case involving three Chinese nationals and three Ghanaian illegal miners arrested at Denkyira near Nkawkaw in the Eastern region . The Court has also asked Prosecution to... Read more