Small Scale Miners to be vetted

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet all registered and trained small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena…

Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist

Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to Class…

Government ousting customary water rights for WRC Act 1996 is why most Ghanaians drink bad water

I am getting it hard to understand why same government who robbed chiefs and traditional authorities of the ancestral or customary rights on water resources for the Water Resources Commission in 1996 has failed to manage, regulate and provide potable water for citizenry. It is sad to note from 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