Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

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
Ghana to pilot WHO – coordinated malaria vaccine programme
Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a WHO-coordinated malaria vaccine implementation programme (MVIP) that will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018. The WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced this programme on Monday, in a release made available to the... Read more
Accra will be Africa’s cleanest city in 4yrs – Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged his commitment to making Accra the cleanest city on the African continent within the next four years. According to President Akufo-Addo, “the commitment I want to make, and for all of us to make, is that by the end of my term... Read more
Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse
  The outbreak began so slowly that no one in Dallas perceived it at first. In June 2012, a trickle of people began showing up in emergency rooms broiling with fever, complaining that their necks were stiff and that bright lights hurt their eyes. The numbers were initially small;... Read more
Silent disaster…a village in Kumbungu drink this water
This photo story highlights a major challenge that villagers in Vogu Gundaa in the Kumbungu constituency in the Northern region have faced for years – the lack of clean water for household use and farming. The poor villagers are compelled to use the polluted water on daily basis, making the... Read more
Over 300,000 rooms to be sprayed against malaria
  Over 300,000 rooms in seven districts in the Northern Region are to be sprayed as part of the Indoor Residual Spraying Campaign to prevent malaria. The 30-day Indoor Residual Spraying Campaign will begin from April 25, and end on May 29, in the beneficiary districts, which include Bunkpurugu... Read more
African governments asked to commit resources for malarial control
Mr Andrew Deyi Saibu, the West Africa Regional Coordinator for the Next Generation Indoor Residual (NgenIRS) Project has appealed to African governments and the private sector to commit more resources to support in the Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) project. This, he said would help to control and eliminate malaria.... Read more
GAMA project will improve water supply
  The residents of the La-Nkwantanang Madina Municipality have been urged to embrace the half-price toilet facility being provided by the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area-Sanitation Water Project (GAMA-SWP), to stem open defecation. Apart from stemming open defecation, the project would also improve water supply to households which would go... Read more