Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

Affordable housing key for development and social equality, UN says on World Habitat Day
Urban October design competition. Photo: UN-HABITAT/Alejandro Montes With 1.6 billion people living in inadequate housing, one billion of whom reside in slums and informal settlements, the United Nations is spotlighting affordable homes on today’s World Habitat Day, which also marks the official start of Urban October – a month... Read more
UCC Students to Provide Fish Smoking Machine to Duakro Fishmongers
Five students from the School of Agriculture are set to construct a modern for the people of Duakor, a fishing community in the Central Region. They are Messrs Osei Emmanuel, Danso Tony and Godswill Hygienus Miss. The rest are Miss Adeisu Diana Vigah and Miss Adjoa Owusuwaa. The gesture... Read more
Nearly 500 dead pulled from Sierra Leone mudslide: coroner
FREETOWN (Reuters) – Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week’s devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city’s chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday. One of Africa’s worst flooding-related disasters in years occurred when the side of Mount Sugar Loaf collapsed on Monday after... Read more
NADMO orders KMA to close down refuse Transfer site
The Ashanti Regional National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has ordered the Waste Management unit at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to shut down the refuse Transfer Site at both Nana Akwasi Agyemang/Serwaa Nyarko SHS area and that of Yenyaaso. The Ashanti Regional NADMO Coordinator Kwabena Nsenkyire speaking to Abusua... Read more
AMA launches new strategy to ensure good sanitation
Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, has called for support to strengthen the capacity of the Environmental Health Officers to ensure effective monitoring. He said inadequate logistics had been a major constraint to the health officers of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) for efficient monitoring and... Read more
Rawlings decries poor environmental sanitation in Accra
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has expressed worry about the high level of poor environmental sanitation in the metropolis. He called for commitment and vigorous public education for the public to know their responsibilities towards the environment. The former President said this when Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra... Read more
  Danger Looms as Zoomlion Workers embark on  strike
There is imminent health danger in the New Juaben Municipality of the Eastern region  as workers of Waste Management firm,Zoomlion Ghana Ltd are embarking on indefinite strike over six months salary arrears. According to the workers,several efforts made for management to pay the arrears have fallen on deaf ears... Read more
Residents of Yaw Adipa get potable water
Y. Konnor drinking fresh water from the borehole, while Mr Mahesh Mahtani and others look on  The residents of Yaw Adipa, a farming community near Nsawam in the Eastern Region, can now boast of potable water after they were provided with a borehole by Hyundai Motors and Investment (Ghana)... Read more
Malaria ,Cholera threaten residents  due to open dumping
Residents of Amanfrom New Akusu  are likely to be strike by malaria  and cholera outbreak due to open dumping in the densely populated area of the Ashanti Region . The rains has worsened the plight of the people decomposition takes place at faster rate emitting strong odour and producing... Read more
Koforidua residents dislodge Sewage into gutters during rainfall
Some residents in Koforidua ,the Eastern regional Capital have resorted to dislodging sewage into drainage whenever it rains . Some houses have connected sewerage to open gutters to dislodge blackwater into the gutters particularly when raining. The phenomenon is likely to  cause cholera outbreak should City authorities fail to... Read more