EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

 EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of “foreign garbage” from the start of 2018. Announcing a new policy push on Tuesday, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said Brussels is mulling a tax, curbs on…

U.S. rivers getting saltier, drinking water at risk: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. rivers and streams have become saltier and more alkaline over the last 50 years, posing risks to drinking water by damaging pipelines and other infrastructure, according to a study released on Monday.   As municipal workers dump salt on roads to combat ice and farmers put…

KMA exposed ; engages in open disposal of untreated faecal matter

Residents of the Oti New Site in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi are threatening to hit the streets over continuous dumping of untreated faecal matter in streams and drains close to their homes. The residents are living perilously with the risk of contracting cholera and other sanitation related diseases. The…

  Lack of potable water  :300 boreholes ,50 small town water projects to be constructed
Over 300 boreholes and 50 Small Town Water Projects will be constructed next year across the country by government to help mitigate water stress in parts of the country forcing many Ghanaians to depend on heavily polluted river bodies . According to  Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) ,close to... Read more
Birim North engulfs in filth as Newmont stops paying for waste management
There is a looming Cholera outbreak at Birim North District in the Eastern region as mining giant, Newmont Golden Ridge Limited – a subsidiary of Newmont mining corporation – has refused to pay for the cost of waste disposal in some communities affected with its mining activities. The situation... Read more
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