Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

2/3rd of my friends who went into illegal gold mining are dead -DCE
  The District Chief Executive for Kwahu West in the Eastern region has made a  ghastly revelation that, 2/3rd of his friends who went into illegal mining have died . The DCE ,Hon.Yaw Owusu Addo ,using the revelation as case study to prove the life threatening dangers associated with... Read more
Ebola: GHS puts hospitals on alert
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has directed all regional health directors in the country to be on alert after the Democratic Republic of Congo reported an Ebola outbreak in the North-east. The World Health Organisation said as at May 14, 2017,  three deaths are being linked to the virus,... Read more
A child jumps across a raw sewerage in Nairobi’s Kibera slums. Nairobi health CEC has announced cholera outbreak in the city./MONICAH MWANGI The Nairobi county has activated cholera treatment centres following an outbreak of the disease in the city. Health executive Bernard Muia and chief officer Sam Ochola yesterday... Read more
Gov’t to solve Yendi water crisis – Bawumia
Government has promised to allocate three million Dollars for the Yendi water expansion project.Vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia made this known at the Dagbon Regent, Kampakuya-Naa Yakubu Abdulai Andani’s palace in Yendi. He said government was much concerned about the Yendi perennial water crisis, hence the move to... Read more
  Feed Without Destroye (ANSD) and the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD) are jointly implementing a project to improve access to water and sanitation facilities among selected communities in Eastern Burkina Faso and Northern Ghana. The project, dubbed “Strengthening Resilience through Improving Access to Water in... Read more
The mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, has announced that the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has joined a worldwide effort in the build-up of healthier cities by pursuing specific policies to reduce non-communicable diseases and injuries by 2018. A statement issued by the AMA chief on Tuesday May 16... Read more
Open defecation soars in Odaw drains
Today can report that some unscrupulous residents at Avenor are practicing open defecation in the storm drains at Odaw in Accra on the blind side of the city authorities—Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). Today observed that some residents climb down the pavements and attend nature’s call in the running drains, thereby blatantly ignoring prohibition... Read more
$150m GAMA project in limbo; only 900 toilets to show
The $150 million World Bank-funded Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) Sanitation and Water Project coordinators is set to run its course without any significant overhaul of Accra’s sanitation system. The only part of the project that seems to actively ongoing involves the provision of toilets, even then, the project has only managed... Read more
Government to establish a National Sanitation Authority
Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, Minister of Sanitation and Water Resource, on Thursday said government was working on the establishment of a National Sanitation Authority. Mr Adda noted that the Authority when successfully established, would be responsible for the proper management of sanitation issues in the country. He said this... Read more
Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo
World Health Organization confirms one out of three suspected Ebola- related deaths since April 22 caused by the virus. An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after one person, who died of a hemorrhagic fever, has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the... Read more