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…

Water stress scare hits Ghana,Consumers  advised to conserve water

  There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to help mitigate the impact particularly during the dry season.   Experts have warned that,given the rate of pollution and destruction of water bodies in the country…

Mercury content in Kyebi is higher than WHO approved level

  Mr Johan Zietsman, Lead Researcher for the Kyebi Reclamation Project, has said the mercury content in some mining sites in Kyebi in the Eastern Region is 2,000 times higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) permissible level. The researcher who works with the Eco Sika Ghana Limited Gold Recovery…

“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
Small scale miners register displeasure at gov’t over galamsey
      A section of the small scale miners who protested Members of the Ashanti Regional chapter of the Small Scale Miners moved out of their pits and Monday to join hundreds of Ghanaian workers to commemorate this year’s May Day celebrations.   Clad in all red, the... Read more
Africa rejects Europe’s ‘dirty diesel’
Ghana and Nigeria are the first countries to respond to reports of European companies exploiting weak fuel standards in Africa. Stricter limits on the sulfur content of diesel will come into force on July 1. Governments in West Africa are taking action to stop the import of fuel with... Read more
Ghana crackdown on illegal gold mining inflames tensions with Beijing
  Chinese mine operators accused of violating regulations in west African country   An increase in illegal mining in Ghana has triggered a spat between Accra and Beijing © VCG/Getty Images   Ghana’s push to crack down on illegal gold mining is winning praise from the public but inflaming... Read more
West Africa:China’s appetite pushes fish stocks to brink
  Sergey Ponomarev/New York Times Women sold fish at a market in Joal, Senegal, where overfishing has caused stocks to plummet. By Andrew Jacobs New York Times JOAL, Senegal — Once upon a time, the seas teemed with mackerel, squid and sardines, and life was good. But now, on... Read more
GPRTU joins campaign against illegal mining ,directs drivers not to transport illegal miners to  sites
   The biggest Commercial drivers Union in Ghana, the Ghana Private Road Transport Union(GPRTU) has pledged the Union’s support to  government in the anti-galamsey campaign . The GPRTU says,the brunt associated with the destruction of the environment affects all hence the Union’s decision to  declare its support to the... Read more
Minerals Commission announces Online Mining Licensing System
         The Minerals Commission of Ghana with support from Australian government is developing an online mining licensing system for legal miners as a move to weed out galamsey, according to Isaac Abraham, Head of Public Relations. Dubbed “Digital Cadastre System”, the framework when completed, would have the... Read more
KNUST develops world’s first open-space fire detector
    The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has developed two fire detection devices in a bid to enhance the nation’s pursuit to bringing down the incidence of fire outbreaks. They include ‘PySpy’, open-space intelligent fire detection and alert system, the world’s first of such technology... Read more