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…

Hundreds displaced; 150 houses torn down by rainstorm in Zebilla
  A rainstorm that swept through the Bawku West district in the Upper East Region last Sunday left over 150 houses destroyed and more than 300 residents displaced. Among the wrecked structures were Kukuruzua Junior High School, Kansoogo and some other schools. Also about 15 electricity poles were vandalized... Read more
Adina: Somey warlord backs gov’t action against salt mining firm
Awaklasuga Torgbui Sape Agbo V The warlord of Somey Traditional Area, Awaklasuga Torgbui Sape Agbo V, has said the area disassociates itself from recent comments by a supposed Paramount Chief of the area, Togbui Adama III, condemning the directives of the Lands and Natural Resources Minister for the foreign... Read more
Churches join fight against galamsey
  Heads of churches in the Ashanti region have resolved to assist the government in the ongoing fight against illegal mining locally referred to as galamsey. The Christian group says it cannot keep mute on the issue because their silence against the menace emboldens the accomplices. Addressing the media... Read more
Nana Addo visits Togo today to discuss Galamsey
President Nana Akufo-Addo  will leave Accra today for Togo to hold talks with his counterparts on illegal mining, popularly referred to as Galamsey. The visit, according to sources at the presidency, will specifically focus on the pollution of some water bodies due to the activities of illegal miners in... Read more
Nine district mining officers interdicted – Amewu
Some nine district mining officers of the Minerals Commission have been interdicted by government after they were asked to proceed on an indefinite leave a week ago. The nine according to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources looked on as illegal miners ravaged the lands and water bodies... Read more
Low knowledge of Journalists in Science and environment has created  deficiency
The percentage of people in Sub-Saharan Africa who enjoy piped water on their premises has reduced significantly from 42% to 34%, according to a UN water report. The report noted the development is an indication that Sub-Saharan African is threatened by access to safe drinking water sources. Illegal mining,... Read more
Akufo-Addo cajoles galamseyers: Our interest is not to make you jobless
In his bid to water down the swelling dissent against his government, the President, Nana Akufo-Addo has assured miners that the crusade against galamsey is to create a win-win situation for them and the state. There is a nationwide campaign against illegal mining popularly referred to as galamsey following... Read more
“Zero waste city ” Launched in Kumasi
The Ghana Youth Climate Coalition  has launched a project dubbed  “Promoting Zero Waste City”  at Aboabo ,a Muslim dominated community in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana .  The project , “supported by the US Embassy in Ghana and Afro-concession Ltd (producers of energy drink) in partnership with... Read more
Make aggressive push towards water harvesting techniques
  A soil scientist has called for aggressive promotion of simple water harvesting techniques for all year round farming, to aid the success of the “Planting for food and jobs” programme. Dr. Francis Tetteh, Head of the Soil Research Institute’s (SRI) Analytical Services Laboratory, said this was the way... Read more
21-year old boy drowns in Galamsey pit at Ejisu-Juaben
An abandoned galamsey site at Peminase in the Ejisu-Juaben in the Ashanti Region, has claimed the life of a 21 year old boy, Yaw Boakye. A cousin of the deceased who is the Assembly Member for the area, Owusu Asante Ahmed, said the deceased and his colleagues were working... Read more