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…

Task force seizes equipment of galamsey operators, 3 Escape arrest
The three suspected galamsayers who escaped arrest   Barely three days after its inauguration, the 50-man task force of the Ashanti Regional chapter of the Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Mining last Thursday confiscated a number of equipment, including excavators, being used by the illegal miners. This was after... Read more
Rural communities in Ghana to get electricity from Palm Kernel shells
    Many rural Communities in Ghana are expected to benefit from electricity generated from Palm Kernel shells. The Project is facilitated by Centre for Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development (CEESD) and partnered by the  Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA). The pilot  Project at Pappase , an off-grid... Read more
National Security galamsey report against me is fallacy- BT Baba
Member of Parliament for Talensi BT Baba has debunked a national security confidential report accusing him of illegally owning and mining in the Upper East Region. The enigmatic law maker, sports administrator admitted owning a small scale mine in the Upper East Region and engaging in same but said... Read more
Rosewood to be processed locally for export – FC
    The Forestry Commission is targeting the local processing of Rosewood for value addition and export purposes. The Commission says this new agenda is aimed at efficient regulation of the exploitation of Rosewood in accordance with agreements with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). It... Read more
World leaders advised step up Climate Change efforts
    Signatories to the Paris climate accord have been urged to step up their support for global climate change mitigation efforts, in the light of the United States’ regression in its support for such efforts under President Donald Trump. According to Bill McKibben, Co-Founder of 350.org, a grassroots... Read more
Ghana to outdoor Watchdog Committees to clamp down illegal fishing
Barring any unforeseeable glitch, Ghana would on Friday, May 5, 2017, make a big step forward towards fight against illegal fishing by both local and foreign fishermen. The West African nation, Kasapafmonline.com understands, have spent thousands of Cedis to train some fishermen to form Fisheries Watchdog Committees across its... Read more
Chinese nationals fishing illegally in Ghana’s waters will soon be arrested – Minister
Mrs Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, has said security forces will soon begin the arrest of Chinese nationals as part of efforts to combat the illegal act of light fishing. There are agitations among the fisher folks, as they complained that the local people... Read more
200 arrested for using DDT to fish
OVER TWO HUNDRED fishermen who were engaged in illegal fishing activities, including fishing with Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane (DDT), were yesterday rounded up by their colleague fishermen and handed over to the police at Prampram. The illegal fishermen do not practise the accepted method of fishing as they use poisonous chemicals such as... Read more
Galamsey: No lands to farm; we’re becoming poor – Amansie Central residents cry out
Residents in the Amansie Central District and neighbouring towns in the Ashanti Region risk losing access to potable water due to the effects of illegal mining activities also known as “galamsey” in the area. Galamsey activities in Jacobu, Aboabo, Ataasi, Akutuase and other communities have destroyed the lands and... Read more
Small Scale Miners form task-force to clampdown  illegal miners .
  The Ghana National  Association of Small Scale Miners has inaugurated a 20 -member Taskforce mandated to clampdown on illegal mining activities in the Anyinam mining zone under Oda mining district of the Eastern region . The task-force compose of members of Small Scale Miners Association, Security personnel and... Read more