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…

Africa : Illegal bushmeat trade threatens human health and great apes
Great apes and other wildlife are hunted and eaten as bushmeat across Central Africa, threatening dwindling populations and spreading disease, such as Ebola. Hunting for bushmeat impacts over 500 wild species in Africa, but is particularly harmful to great apes — gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos — whose small, endangered... Read more
Parliament expresses concern over outbreak of CSM
  Parliament on Thursday underlined urgent and pragmatic measures for effective check on Cerebral Spinal Meningitis (CSM) that has hit parts of the country. A number of people are reported dead from the disease, which often strikes more in the Northern Belt, usually when the weather is very warm.... Read more
‘GALAMSEY’, A THREAT TO LIFE
The high level of pollution of water bodies in the country is a real life-threatening situation staring the country in the face regarding the total destruction of the country’s sources of water that are meant for treatment for drinking purposes and other uses. Needless to say, water bodies in... Read more
CSIR develops new oven for drying fish
To improve on the health benefit of smoked fish for consumers, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a new oven known as Ahoto to phase out the Chorkor smoker, used by fish processors to smoke fish. The new ovens emit less smoke and, therefore, have... Read more
Unsafe water threatening malnourished children in four countries- UNICEF Report
  Water shortages, inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene and disease outbreaks are posing an additional threat to the lives of severely malnourished children in four countries that are facing famine or at risk of it, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. The agency is working “around the clock”... Read more
Ghana inaugurates body to regulate radiations
The Ghana Association for Radiation Protection (GARP), with focus on; “Protecting People and the Environment for Sustainable Development,” has been inaugurated . The mission statement of the Professional body  is to promote excellence in radiation protection by  setting  benchmarks for players in the sector to meet international standard and... Read more
Ghana Ratifies Mercury Convention
Toxic Metal Used in Small-Scale Gold Mining Especially Harmful to Children.People living in Ghana’s mining communities may now be better protected from deadly mercury poisoning. On March 23, Ghana ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury – a real step forward for communities affected by mercury pollution. Mercury, a toxic... Read more
Tragedy looms as food crops with ‘heavy metal’ enter market
Lifestyles impact heavily on our health, especially the food we eat, but increasingly, the exploitation of our natural resources for our livelihood poses a major risk to our well-being. The use of weedicides in preparing the land for the cultivation of all kinds of foods and cash crops threatens... Read more
Ghana:Groups petition gov’t over Pirimiphos-METHYLE Poison in Shea butter and groundnuts
Spraying of Pirimiphos-METHYL chemical for malaria control in Upper West Region of Ghana under the sponsorship of Global Fund and implemented by AGAMAL Malaria control Ltd /AngloGold Ashanti is reported to be contaminating Shea butter and Groundnuts affecting health of residents,livestock and the local economy. Traces of harmful chemical... Read more
Safe Water Network  to connect more schools with portable drinking water
The Bridgeport Rotary Club Foundation, Inc., a Rotary International affiliate located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has awarded Safe Water Network with a grant in support of water project being implemented in partnership with UNICEF-Ghana in some schools in Ghana. The program connects one of Safe Water Network’s Safe Water Stations... Read more