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…

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
Ghana:Death toll in Waterfalls disaster rises to 20
Three more persons have been confirmed dead in Sunday’s bizarre disaster at the Kintampo Water Falls bringing the death toll to 20. A total of 17 students of the Wenchi Methodist Senior High School were crushed to death by a tumbling tree during a rainstorm, Sunday afternoon. Out of... Read more
Scientists in Ghana appeal for financial support to investigate “toxic ” fish allegation
The  Water Research Institute  is calling on the government of Ghana for financial support to investigate unconfirmed case of fish “poisoning” which has led to lip discoloration among some residents in the Volta Basin. The Locals have attributed the cause to the consumption of pygmy herrings,locally known as “weive”  which is... Read more
Ecologist wants law to ban butchers from exposing meat
An ecologist, Mr Abdullahi Aremu, has called for legislation to ban butchers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from carrying meat with motorcycles or exposing meat in markets. Aremu, the Director-General, Advocacy for Environmental and Sanitation Integrity, an NGO, made the call on Tuesday in an interview with News... Read more
Newmont warns against Fraudulent Recruitment and Gold Purchase Deals
Mining giant ,Newmont Ghana is warning the general public against  fake gold deals and scam recruitment under the pretext of the company . The company  stated in a press release signed by the Senior Director, Communication  and External Relations,Adiki  Ayitevie that, “It has come to the attention of Newmont... Read more
Centipedes invasion: Begoro Hospital  cries for help
The Management of  Begoro government Hospital is appealing for the intervention of expert bodies to help it control  several venomous centipedes which have invaded the facility and its wards ,three days now. Several poisonous centipedes have invaded the hospital since Tuesday creating discomfort for patients and staff.The centipedes  have... Read more