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…

A “Digni-loo” plastic toilet technology aimed at helping communities to prevent open defecation has been launched in Accra. The technology was initiated by the Global Communities, an international Non-Governmental Organisation in collaboration with Duraplast Ghana Limited under the auspices of USAID. It would be piloted by the Ministry of... Read more
Plan Int. Ghana provides two  rural communities potable water
Plan International Ghana has provided potable drinking water to two rural communities to mitigate water stress bane in the communities. The beneficial communities are; Mintakrom and Amahi-Nkwanta both is Akuapem North Municipality of the Eastern region . Commissioning the Mechanised borehole Projects Friday, the Eastern Program Unit Manager of Plan... Read more
The Awutu-Senya East Municipal Assembly (ASEMA) and the citizens of Kasoa, one of the fastest growing towns in the Central Region, have resolved to tackle environmental sanitation and hygiene problems in the area. This was arrived at during sensitisation policy programmes embarked upon by Intervention Forum, a non-governmental organisation,... Read more
Ghana has lost an Environmental Gem
Ghana has lost one of the finest environmental gems throwing the entire environmental community into a state of bereavement . This follows the sudden death of  Ms Akua Akyaa Nkrumah,an environmental Technologist who worked as  Innovation Manager of  Jekorah Ventures,a waste management company in Accra,Ghana. She died Thursday after... Read more
Landlords to face prosecution over failure to construct toilets at homes
THE MUNICIPAL Chief Executive (MCE) of Ga Central Municipal Assembly, Dr Emmanuel Lamptey, has hinted that starting from June next year, the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies will start prosecuting landlords who fail to construct toilet facilities in their homes. According to him, through the Greater Accra Metropolitan... Read more
Sanitation SMEs need holistic policies to thrive – Research
  A research conducted by Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor, Ghana (WSUP), an NGO called for holistic policies to facilitate the operations of Small and medium Scale Entrepreneurs in the sanitation sector. The research dubbed “Creating a stronger non-market environment for small and medium scale sanitation entrepreneurs... Read more
Eating fish in Ghana now is poisonous
It is damning to say but the truth is that eating fish in Ghana is more harmful now than good to our bodies. Gone were the days when fish was consumed with the notion that one could get omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential nutrients that keep the heart... Read more
KMA to launch ‘Operation keep the city clean’ campaign
    The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. Osei Asibey-Antwi, has vowed to go the extra mile to rid the city of filth and bring back its beautiful scenery. In line with this, he said, the assembly would soon launch what he termed “Operation keep the city clean”... Read more
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