Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

Okyenhene’s call for ban on mining “disaster” – Miners
The national association of Small scale miners  has described as unfortunate an appeal by the Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin for government to put a  freeze on small scale mining in the country. The suggestion comes amid an intensified multi-sectorial campaign for government to clamp down on galamsey to... Read more
Four more Chinese illegal miners  arrested; guns, bullets impounded
The Eastern regional Police Command has arrested four more Chinese nationals engaged in illegal mining in Akyem Topreman near Akwatia in the Denkyembour District. The 30 armed Police Contingent also retrieved a box of 155 BB cartridge ammunitions, a pump action gun and a locally made single barrel gun.... Read more
Galamsey: Chinese accusation against media unfounded – Mawugbe
The Managing Consultant of Centre for Media Analysis, Dr. Messan Mawugbe, has chastised the Chinese mission in Ghana for questioning the approach of the Ghanaian media in reporting Chinese involvement in illegal mining—otherwise known galamsey. According to him, the claims by the Chinese mission are groundless. The mission in... Read more
Ghana SHS appeals for installation of lightening arrester to mitigate lightening disaster in the school
Management of Koforidua  Ghana Senior High School ,GHANASS , in the Eastern of Ghana is appealing to government to install lightening arrester to mitigate disasters caused by lightening in the school. According to the school Authorities ,the location of the School ,is a lightning zone hence at high risk... Read more
Ghana : Minister charges Police to start arresting Politicians and Chiefs behind illegal gold mining
The Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfuor has charged the Police to start arresting politicians and chiefs behind illegal gold mining activities in the region. Troubled by the destructive activities of illegal miners in the region, the Minister asked the security services to also be worried at the rate... Read more
Galamsey operators support measures to address menace
  A group of Illegal miners (galamsey operators) from the Western Region have called on Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, to express their readiness to assist government in addressing the menace of galamsey. The group, who were made up of members from Amanfi East,... Read more
Volta Region to declare 244 communities ODF in 2017
    The Volta Region has targeted 244 communities to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by the end of December this year. The communities are in Biakoye, Kpando, North Dayi, Kadjebi, Keta and Ho-West districts. Mr Joshua Ofosuhene, UNICEF WASH Consultant, told a Regional Inter-Agencies Coordinating Committee on... Read more
Ghana : Impounded rosewood truckers spend 62 days sleeping at roadside.
Rosewood Truckers have  spent two months sleeping at the roadside following impoundment of their Vehicles by the Forestry Commission Ghana for conveying large quantities of the Contraband rosewood timber . The Forestry Commission of Ghana,impounded at least 25 Container trucks allegedly smuggling  rosewood from the Northern Part of the... Read more
Rawlings lauds media coalition against galamsey
Former President Jerry John Rawlings in a group photograph with members of the Lions Club International at the ceremony. Former President J.J. Rawlings yesterday commended the media for establishing a coalition against galamsey to advocate the end of the menace in the country. “l am glad you are doing... Read more
Minister jabs Okyehene says illegal miners will soon take over his Palace
    The Eastern regional Minister ,Hon.Eric Kwakye Darfour has insinuated that ,the Chief Palace of the Overlord of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional area may soon be invaded by illegal miners in prospect for gold if nothing is done  about their activities. According to the Regional Minister ,the rate at... Read more