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 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
Cholera alert at Ashiedu Keteke
The Community Development Department and the Environmental Health Officers of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) of the Ashiedu Keteku Sub-Metro, have intensified sanitary education within some cholera endemic communities in Accra. Some of the communities which the officers visited were Agbogloshie, Aayalolo and Kantamanto. The officers sensitized the people,... Read more
Scores injured in Takoradi gas explosion
An unspecified number of persons have been fatally injured in a gas explosion at Takoradi in the Western region Tuesday morning. It is not immediately known what caused the explosion at the Ghonco Chinese company located on the Sekondi road. Onlookers who stood several meters away from the fire... Read more