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…

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
GNA and Zoom lion to clean Ministries and its environs
    The Ghana News Agency (GNA) in collaboration with Zoomlion Ghana Limited would on Saturday undertake a clean-up exercise as part of the Agency’s 60th Anniversary. The exercise, which would start from the Agency’s premises, would also be extended to the Ministries area as well. GNA, the largest... Read more
RESIDENTS OF Greda Estate at Teshie-Nungua chased out garbage collectors of Daben Cleaning Services Limited when the workers visited the community to start the collection of garbage as directed by the Ledzokuku- Krowor Municipal Assembly. The angry residents prevented the company workers from emptying their bins as a protest... Read more
Danger :Capital View Hotel Discharges effluent into river .
  ENA News has uncovered  poor waste management practice by a popular hotel in Koforidua in the Eastern region of Ghana. Capital View Hotel, a 3  star hotel and one of the leading facilities in the hotel industry has been caught with pant down in improper liquid waste management... Read more
NRA allays fears of public on nuclear radiation
The Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) has allayed the fears of the public on nuclear and radiation issues, saying Ghana has adopted high safety standards in accordance with internationally agreed principles to ensure the safety of Ghanaians. Professor Geoffrey Emi-Reynolds, the Acting Director-General of the NRA, said those standards were being... Read more
“Zero waste city ” Launched in Kumasi
The Ghana Youth Climate Coalition  has launched a project dubbed  “Promoting Zero Waste City”  at Aboabo ,a Muslim dominated community in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana .  The project , “supported by the US Embassy in Ghana and Afro-concession Ltd (producers of energy drink) in partnership with... Read more
KNUST develops world’s first open-space fire detector
    The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has developed two fire detection devices in a bid to enhance the nation’s pursuit to bringing down the incidence of fire outbreaks. They include ‘PySpy’, open-space intelligent fire detection and alert system, the world’s first of such technology... Read more
ECOWAS countries discuss partnership in health delivery
  A brainstorming forum to foster effective communication between the private and public sectors to improve investment in the health sector within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region has opened in Accra. The five-day event at which participants will share experiences of their countries in partnership... Read more
Cleaners turn Accra pavements into refuse dumps [Photos]
  The walkway under the Old Achimota overhead appears to have been converted to a dumping site with heaps of refuse almost spilling over onto the road. Street sweepers under the Zoomlion National Youth Employment Programme module are also, along with pedestrians and residents, contributing to the refuse heaped... Read more