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…

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…

Efforts to make Atewa Forest reserve a national park boosted
A Rocha Ghana has organized an excursion to Kakum National Park for forty-five stakeholders from areas bordering the Atewa Forest Reserve. The stakeholders spent the day at Kakum in the Central Region learning about the history of the national park, the structure of national park governance, business legal aspects... Read more
Do not abandon National Sanitation Day — MP
Dr Bernard Okoe Boye and his team cleaning the gutters at Teshie during the National Sanitation Day last Saturday The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ledzokuku Constituency, in the Greater Accra Region, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, has asked Ghanaians not to abandon the National Sanitation Day (NSD) because... Read more
1000 illegal miners  invade KweiKaru forest reserve in Ghana tracing  gold layer
  The Kweikaru Forest reserve in the Eastern region of Ghana is under siege by illegal miners mostly foreign nationals tracing a layer of gold . It is estimated that, about 1000 illegal miners have invaded the forest belt  prospecting for gold ostensibly to locate a major gold layer... Read more
Defiant illegal miners  invade Atewa Forest reserve with excavator :Clash with forestry Team
. The Forestry Commission of Ghana ,Eastern regional branch has impounded an excavator being used by illegal miners who have invaded  the  Atewa Range Forest reserve . The excavator was moved into an area of the forest known as Cambodia near Segyimase  by defiant illegal miners prospecting for gold... Read more
W/R: GOIL commissions $15m marine Gas oil facility
Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) has commissioned a 13.5 million litre bunkering facility at the Takoradi Port in the Western region. Speaking at the commissioning, the Board Chairman of GOIL, Professor William Asumani disclosed that the faculty, which cost 15 million dollars,  was solely funded by GOIL from its internally... Read more
Scientist urges government to institute wastewater management law
Mr Samuel Obiri, Senior Scientist, Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research-Water Research Institute has urged government to institute a framework to ensure effective use of wastewater in the country. He said wastewater needed to be recognised in the water cycle since it was the greatest untapped opportunities to enhance... Read more
Ghana to turn water reservoirs into security zone areas
The Executive Secretary of the Water Resources Commission (WRC), Mr Ben Ampomah has said Ghana is in the process of turning all water reservoirs into security zones. He said this was necessary as it would help safeguard the provision of quality treated water for the people. A statement issued... Read more
Galamsey fight a major test case of  Akufo Addo  – Media Foundation
The Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Sulemana Braimah believes that addressing the menace of illegal mining popularly known as galamsey is the first major test for the Akufo-Addo government.   In a Facebook post, Mr. Braimah said while the galamsey menace appear complex, it... Read more
CSIR develops new oven for drying fish
To improve on the health benefit of smoked fish for consumers, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a new oven known as Ahoto to phase out the Chorkor smoker, used by fish processors to smoke fish. The new ovens emit less smoke and, therefore, have... Read more
NPP strongholds are notorious for galamsey – Minister
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources ,John -Peter Amewu,has  fessed -up that,strongholds of the Ruling New Patriotic Party are notorious for  illegal mining in Ghana . According to the Minister, despite this situation,there is strong support by Party functionaries and NPP Members of Parliament  for the waging fight... Read more