Inspectorate Division of Minerals Commission is ineffective – Minister

  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has said the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission has been ineffective thereby allowing illegal mining to fester in the country. He said the Inspectorate Division was supposed to supervise the reclamation of mined areas and safety…

Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey

Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty. The…

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
Classroom defecation   :GES shuts down three Schools
  The Ghana Education Service has indefinitely  closed down three schools at Akyem Adjobue in the Akyemansa District of the Eastern Region . The schools namely Adjobue GCD L/A, Adjobue RC Primary and JHS and Adjobue Presby Primary and JHS were all closed down following habitual  defecation in the... Read more
Use of harmful chemicals for fish preservation harmful to consumers
    Mrs Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, has warned fishmongers using Monosodium Glutamate to process expired fishes to halt the practice since it is harmful to human health. She said fishmongers use monosodium glutamate on expired fish especially tilapia to let it look... Read more