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…

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
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