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…

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
MP calls for establishment of Environmental Police Unit in Ghana
The Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor  has suggested to government to establish Environmental Police Unit under the Ghana Police Service to keep guard over the environment from destruction . The Lawmaker believes ,the establishment of this special Police Unit would help the country to conserve and... Read more
Corruption fueling galamsey – Anti-corruption coalition
The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, has stated that illegal mining continues to boom in the country because of corruption. According to the coalition, there are a number of instances where duty bearers accept bribes and fail to discharge their duties as expected of them thus giving room for the illegality... Read more
First world survey finds 9,600 tree species  risk extinction
First world survey finds 9,600 tree species risk extinction The first ever global database of trees on Wednesday revealed that 9,600 tree species are threatened with extinction and identified a total of 60,065 in existence. Brazil is the country with the most diverse tree population, with 8,715 species, according... Read more
Ghana:ECG supports fight against illegal gold mining menace
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) says,the company supports the fight against illegal mining in the Country due to  the negative impacts activities of illegal miners  have on Power supply .According to the ECG , the destructive activities of illegal miners sometimes  impede on  its operations in some parts... Read more