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…

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
Five dead in mining pit in Talensi
At least five small scale miners have been confirmed dead at Gbane mining site in the Talensi district of the Upper East Region. The five met their untimely death when they were mining underground for gold ore. They were trapped by a smoke alleged to have come from one... Read more
Okyenhene’s call for ban on mining “disaster” – Miners
The national association of Small scale miners  has described as unfortunate an appeal by the Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin for government to put a  freeze on small scale mining in the country. The suggestion comes amid an intensified multi-sectorial campaign for government to clamp down on galamsey to... Read more
Four more Chinese illegal miners  arrested; guns, bullets impounded
The Eastern regional Police Command has arrested four more Chinese nationals engaged in illegal mining in Akyem Topreman near Akwatia in the Denkyembour District. The 30 armed Police Contingent also retrieved a box of 155 BB cartridge ammunitions, a pump action gun and a locally made single barrel gun.... Read more
Galamsey: Chinese accusation against media unfounded – Mawugbe
The Managing Consultant of Centre for Media Analysis, Dr. Messan Mawugbe, has chastised the Chinese mission in Ghana for questioning the approach of the Ghanaian media in reporting Chinese involvement in illegal mining—otherwise known galamsey. According to him, the claims by the Chinese mission are groundless. The mission in... Read more