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…

Minerals Commission  signs responsible mining MoU with Solidaridad
  The Minerals Commission has signed a Memorandum of Understanding  (MOU)  with the Solidaridad West Africa to promote responsible mining practices in small-scale gold mines. The MOU is to formalise an ongoing relationship with Solidaridad to support licensed small scale gold mining companies to operate responsibly. Solidaridad, is an... Read more
Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to ban eating of cat and dog meat
  Taiwan has passed landmark animal protection laws imposing fines for the consumption of dog and cat meat as well as jail time for those who kill and torture animals. The Animal Protection Act amendments approved by the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday punish the sale, purchase or consumption of... Read more
The activities of Shanxii Mining Company is a worry but we have been gagged – Gbane residents
Some residents of Gbane in the Upper East region have revealed to a1radioonline.com that although the mining activities of the Chinese in the area affects them adversely, they cannot complain because they will be victimized. Five people lost their lives from an explosion of toxic chemicals at a mining... Read more
Maize improvement in Ghana – The contribution of CSIR
Maize is the most important cereal in terms of production and use in Ghana. The crop is produced in all the five agro-ecologies, characterised by significant climatic variations with frequent periods of drought and other stresses, resulting in crop losses. In Ghana, the Council for Scientific Research (CSIR) Crops... Read more
President Akufo-Addo urged to make Birim River drinkable again
The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to strive to make the Birim River and other polluted water bodies in the country drinkable again. Reverend Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, the General Secretary of CCG, said the President should, as a matter of urgency, institute... Read more
Queenmother wants Chief arrested over galamsey
The Queenmother of Akyem Sankubenase in the Eastern region of Ghana, Nana Antwiwaa Bosiako has called on the security agencies to arrest the Chief of the town ,Osabarima Asiedu Boafo II  ,for aiding in illegal mining activities. The Queenmother claims, the Chief connives with illegal miners outside the community... Read more
Concern Farmers Association  wants wider consultation on “Planting for food and Job “policy
  A group of farmers calling itself Concern Farmers Association of Ghana,CFAG,have called on government to widely consult farmers in the country before the implementation of “Planting for Food and Job Policy” for its success .The group has forecast  the entire program will be another  debacle  and financial loss... Read more
Chief hot over galamsey cash
Some angry residents of Akyem Sankubenase in the Atiwa District of the Eastern region are up in arms with their chief, Osabarima Asiedu Boafo II, demanding accountability from proceeds of monies he allegedly took from illegal miners including Chinese Nationals. The subjects allege that, their Chief brought illegal miners... Read more
Government must support local authorities with security reinforcement and logistics to fight illegal mining -ACEP
The African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP)  has called on the Central Government to  be on the beat to support local authorities with security reinforcement and logistics in the fight against illegal gold mining in Ghana ,adding that,as a long term solution ,government must decentralize stewardship of the environment... Read more
Chief declares war against illegal Rosewood  loggers
The Royal leadership of the Gonjaland in the Northern region of Ghana ,  Yagbobwura Tutumba Bore Essah I, has declared war against illegal timber merchants and commercial charcoal burners whose activities are depleting  large volumes of fresh resewoods and other trees .The action of the Traditional ruler follows failures of... Read more