Small Scale Miners to be vetted

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet all registered and trained small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena…

Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist

Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to Class…

Government ousting customary water rights for WRC Act 1996 is why most Ghanaians drink bad water

I am getting it hard to understand why same government who robbed chiefs and traditional authorities of the ancestral or customary rights on water resources for the Water Resources Commission in 1996 has failed to manage, regulate and provide potable water for citizenry. It is sad to note from the…

India monsoon: At least 324 killed in Kerala floods as rescuers work to evacuate survivors
Rescuers have used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people, officials said. Key points: Some hospitals are facing shortages of oxygen and gas station are short on fuel... Read more
Indonesia earthquake death toll hits 320
The death toll from a huge 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s Lombok island has climbed to over 320, officials said on Friday (Aug 10) even as relief efforts picked up pace. The national disaster mitigation agency said it had verified 321 deaths and that more than 270,000 people had been forced to... Read more
Residents of Akuapem- Asaman get potable Water having depended on polluted river for centuries
  Residents of Asaman in the Okere District of the Eastern Region can now heave a sigh of relief following the provision of a potable water supply by Plan International Ghana having depended on polluted river for drinking and for domestic activities for centuries. Residents say they developed various... Read more
Hunt on for survivors as Indonesia’s quake toll climbs to 131
  KARANGPANGSOR, Indonesia (Reuters) – The death toll from last weekend’s powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Lombok island rose to 131 on Wednesday as rescuers found more people crushed under collapsed buildings, though some still held out hope of finding survivors. “We don’t know for sure how many people are... Read more
Ayensuano NADMO raises red flag over heaps of refuse left uncollected at Amanase Market
The Ayensuano District of the National Disaster Management Organization(NADMO) has raised alarm over piles of refuse left uncollected at the Amanase market . The Organization disclosed this when it embarked on community inspection ostensibly to monitor and make assessment of conditions likely to trigger disaster at Amanase. The inspection... Read more
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... Read more
86% of Ghana’s environment in filth – Sanitation Ambassador
A Street Hygiene Ambassador (SHA), Evangelist Bright Adoboe, has expressed worry at the rate at which Ghanaians are living in filth.He has observed that currently, the sanitation coverage in Ghana was about 14 percent, meaning that 86 percent of space occupied by the public was dirty.To this end, Evangelist... Read more
New Juaben Residents furious over non disposal of Solid waste
  Residents of New Juaben are unhappy over non-disposal of heaps of Solid Waste at various waste collection centers in the municipality due to breakdown of Waste collection Vehicles by Zoomlion Ghana Limited ,company contracted to manage waste in the municipality.     The situation which has lasted for... Read more
36% Of public basic schools without toilets — Report
 About 7,332 out of the 20,738 public basic schools in the country do not have toilet facilities, while 6,922 do not have urinal facilities. Additionally, 11,985, representing 58 per cent of the basic schools, do not have water facilities. For instance, out of the 3,754 public basic schools in... Read more
UNICEF charges Upper West Region to end open defecation
Madam Emma-Joan Halm, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer of the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF), has challenged the Upper West Region to work towards becoming the first Open Defecation Free (ODF) Region in Ghana. “I know you can because you have demonstrated that before,” she said, adding that... Read more