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…

Abolish import levy on timber – Traders to Gov’t   
The Domestic Lumber Traders Association of Ghana is demanding the abolishment of duties and levies on importation of wood into the country. According to the group,  the move will encourage traders to resort to importations for domestic consumption to satisfy the increasing demand for wood in the country. Statistics... Read more
Gov’t to exploit iron ore, manganese deposits in Western, Northern regions
Government has indicated plans to strengthen the local steel industry to help create employment for the youth and grow the economy. This is to be achieved through exploitation of Iron Ore and Manganese deposits in the Northern and Western regions of the country. President Akufo-Addo announced this during a keynote address... Read more
Special security agency needed to protect natural resources
  Mr Walanyo Kwadjo Siabi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, says the Government should establish a special security agency to protect natural resources. He made this known in a lecture he delivered on: “WASH in Ghana-Best Practices and Lessons Learned,” organised at... Read more
Hundreds of residents at Twifo Praso in the Central region have been rendered homeless following a spill-over of the Pra River. More than a dozen communities have been submerged. The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has been visiting some of the affected areas to distribute relief items. However, many... Read more
Increased air pollution cuts victims’ lifespan by a decade costing billions
Credit: CC0 Public Domain One of the benefits to cutting fossil fuel consumption is lowering air pollution. A new study in the August issue of Ecological Indicators shows that, on average, an increase in pollution particles in the air of 10 micrograms per cubic meter cuts victims’ life expectancy... Read more
Aburi mountains a fitness destination in Ghana
  The steep winding mountainous  road from Ayimensah barrier to Aburi-Peduase has become an ideal fitness route where hundreds  of residents from mostly Greater Accra and parts of Eastern Region hike every weekend . The road has become a fitness attraction center which is patronized by both young and... Read more
Kumasi Zoo rescues alligator which appeared in a house in Kumasi
The Kumasi Zoo on Sunday rescued an alligator found in an uncompleted  building at Kokoase near Abrepo Junction in the Ashanti Region . Some residents shocked by the appearance of the alligator planned to kill it but the timely intervention of officials of Kumasi Zoo saved the reptile .... Read more
Sacrificing Atiwa Forest for ‘China Bauxite’ wrong – Inusah Fuseini
China’s move to commit to $15 billion into Ghana’s economy could have some far reaching implications on the environment, given the deal will be anchored by Ghana’s natural resources, specifically bauxite. Voicing some concerns on the developments, the Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, indicated that, potential mining of Bauxite... Read more
Water shortages kill twelve million people annually
  Findings by the United Nation’s (UN’s) Convention to Combat Desertification indicates that twelve million people die annually due to water shortages or contaminated drinking water. The findings also revealed that the world’s drinking water supplies have fallen by almost two thirds since 1950 while desertification is threatening the... Read more
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia Some Ghanaian media reported that the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is scheduled for China on a 5-day official visit to be hosted by his Chinese counterpart Vice President Li Yuanchao (see: www.graphic.com.gh, June 17, 2017). Under normal circumstances, the news of Ghana’s veep planned trip... Read more