Gov’t to announce roadmap towards lifting of ban on small- scale mining.

Government is set to lift  ban placed on Small- Scale Mining more than a year ago. The ban came into force as part of government’s effort to sanitize the artisanal mining sector and to curb illegal mining which was causing wanton destruction to the environment and water bodies, after incessant…

Ghana government takes steps to tackle alarming forest degradation

The Government of Ghana has employed some twenty thousand (20,000) young men and women across the country to help manage the country’s forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Forestry experts have warned that Ghana risks losing its total forest cover to illegal logging in…

Humans have annihilated 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants on Earth-Research

Of all the birds left in the world, 70 percent are poultry chickens and other farmed birds, a study says. It says humans occupy a tiny space when it comes to planet Earth. The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01 per cent of all biomass on…

The Crucified Environment must resurrect in Ghana
  Christians worldwide are celebrating Easter.A period Christians observe the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ who was crucified to save humanity from our sins.   This solemn period requires Christians to turn away from their sins including Eco-crimes which has risen over the decades.Ghanaian Christians cannot be exempted... Read more
Climate-smart Agriculture: An Innovative Approach to  Challenges of Climate Change in Ghana
Article by Gabriel Adukpo,Agriculturist /Freelancer email: gyaduk@gmail.com   CLIMATE refers to the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.Climate keeps on changing as documented in the history of humankind. However, the term climate change became prominent when changes in global climate patterns reached... Read more
Australian govt backs Ghana’s anti-galamsey fight, pledges support
The Australian government has lauded Ghana’s campaign against the activities of small-scale illegal miners and has promised to support the effort. The Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Andrew Barnes, said the anti-galamsey fight that has been gaining traction since last month is timely and it underscores the Nana Akufo-Addo-led... Read more
Africa: ‘Radical’ Increases Needed in Water and Sanitation Systems to Meet Global Development Targets – UN Report
   As almost two billion people around the world rely on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are... Read more
WaterAid to improve water systems for institutions, communities
  Water systems of nine schools, two health centres and 10 communities in five districts of the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions are to be rehabilitated and enhanced into solar mechanized systems to better serve the people. Institutional latrines will also be built for the schools in... Read more
Forest Reserve turned into charcoal production centre
The Asolompiiro Forest Reserve, one of the largest forest reserves in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region, has been turned to a charcoal production centre and a grazing place for cattle. This was discovered by the Paramount Chief of the Bongo Traditional area, Naba Lemyaarum Baba Salifu,... Read more
Gmet denies rainstorm  forecast
  The Ghana Meteorological Agency,GMet,  has denied reports attributing to the agency forecasting a rainstorm  said to hit Ghana Thursday evening .The Publications in sections of the media have gone viral on social media creating fear and anxiety among the public resulting in some businesses closing earlier  than usual.... Read more
Chief Justice designates 14 “Galamsey Courts” to fight mining offences
The Chief Justice has designated 14 courts (7 High Courts and 7 Circuit Courts) to deal with all mining offences committed under the Minerals and Mining Act, Act 703. A statement issued by the Judicial Secretary, Justice Alex B. Poku-Acheampong said the designation of the courts by C.J. Georgina... Read more
Tracking fish “from sea to plate” to keep illegal catches out of global supply chains
 An FAO-led push to establish internationally agreed standards that can guide the development of catch documentation schemes aimed at keeping illegally caught fish off store-shelves and consumers’ plates has taken an important step forward. A set of draft Voluntary Guidelines on Catch Documentation Schemes was last week unanimously adopted... Read more
Help save the Birim River, Bunso women appeal
  Women at Bunso, in the East-Ayem District, have made an appeal to government to help end the illegal mining menace in the area and help save the Birim River. They said because of the pollution of the water bodies in the area, they had to rely on sachet... Read more