Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Ghana to lose €60m Dutch govt facility over delayed implementation of recycling project

Ghana risks losing a €60 million subsidy facility from the Netherland government to set up a solid waste recycling plant if the country fails to sign a partnership agreement on the project by the end of this month. The project which has the capacity to recycle 20 tonnes of solid waste,…

Mineral Commission to recruit mine guards to police mining areas

Mr Addae Antwi-Boasako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, said the Commission was embarking on the recruitment of mine guards to help deal rapidly with the issues of illegal mining. He said the mine guards would be stationed at the hotbeds and hotspots in the mining fields so…

Natural Resource Management fund for over 52 Communities
Over 52 selected local communities in the Brong-Ahafo and Western Regions are to benefit from a $5.5 million Ghana Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Local Communities project (G-DGM). The fund is to strengthen their knowledge and practices towards reducing deforestation and improving the sustainable management of their activities. A statement... Read more
Ghana is facing environmental crisis – Dr Acquah
    A Geoscientist says the impact of Galamsey on the environment had taken environmental degradation of the country to a higher level of decline. According to him “The country is currently facing an environmental crisis which requires us all to be actively involved in addressing the environmental challenges.”... Read more
I support fight against galamsey – Lawra chief
The paramount chief of the Lawra Traditional Area Naa Pouwele Karbo III is backing President Akufo-Addo’s fight against galamsey. Describing the menace as “madness”, the traditional leader pledged his full support for the campaign. “We are ready to support the president end this illegal mining in the country. I... Read more
Clean Energy: President Akufo-Addo Cuts Sod For 400MW Bridge Power Project
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has cut the sod for the commencement of construction of the 400-MegaWatt Bridge Power project, the world’s largest LPG-fired power plant. At the ground-breaking ceremony, at Tema, on Thursday, 27th April, 2017, President Akufo-Addo noted that the $1 billion project... Read more
Provide monumental projects for mining communities – Prof. Amankwah
  Mining companies have been asked to leave legacies of monumental world class projects in communities they operate in instead of providing them minor projects such as boreholes. Professor Richard Amankwah, the Dean of Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, said corporate social responsibility... Read more
EU expresses support to help Ghana tackle environmental challenges
  The European Union (EU) in Ghana, on Wednesday expressed its readiness towards supporting efforts at addressing environmental challenges confronting the country. Mr William Hanna, Ambassador of the EU delegation, who led a team to pay a courtesy call on Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and... Read more
How one company in Africa turns ocean pollution into colorful artwork
Flip-flops are one of the most common types of pollution found in oceans around the world, and one company in Africa is raising awareness by recycling them into colorful pieces of art. Ocean pollution continues to endanger marine populations worldwide, and the amount of plastic and trash entering the... Read more
Press Release:CITES calls on tourism and travel sector to join the fight against illegal wildlife trade
PRESS RELEASE CITES calls on tourism and travel sector to join the fight against illegal wildlife trade The assets that underpin wildlife-based tourism – the wildlife itself – are under severe threat. The tourism and travel sector must join the fight for the survival of wildlife to protect the... Read more
Philippines bans open-pit mining as minister toughens crackdown
    Philippine Environment Secretary Regina Lopez said on Thursday she will ban open-pit mining in the country, toughening a months-long crackdown on the sector she blames for extensive environmental damage. The ban comes just days before the outspoken environmentalist-turned-regulator faces a confirmation hearing in Congress that could lead... Read more
Rain wrecks havoc in Assin North and South
Two hours of torrential rain accompanied by strong winds on Tuesday, flooded some communities in the Assin South and North Districts of the Central Region. The affected communities were Besease, Mempeasem, Pop-site, Domeabra, Nsuakyire and Kwataa. At Assin Besease and Ando, river “Okye” the biggest river in the area... Read more