Over 1k homes, 234 Schools in AMA provided toilets facilities under GAMA Project

The Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (GAMA-SWP) has succeeded at reaching averagely 1,100 homes, monthly, with toilet facilities in about 11 municipal areas. The project also targeting 200,000 pupils has constructed and rehabilitated toilet facilities for over 234 schools in 21 municipalities. The GAMA-SWP is a project…

UNDP Facilitates Multi-Stakeholder Waste Resource Platform

The United Nations Development Program is facilitating the establishment of the “Multi-Stakeholder Waste Resource Platform” as a one stop shop solution to connect key stakeholders and provide them with data and technological solutions in order to promote waste recovery in a larger circular economy context. This is expected to: –…

Netherlands Embassy in Ghana features 22 year old Ghanaian Plastic warrior

  Ahead of Voltic Ghana Ltd launch of “iRecycle “Project on November 23,2018 in Accra, the  Netherlands Embassy in Ghana on Tuesday November 20,2018 featured  22-year old Ghanaian plastic-warrior and Executive Assistant at Coliba Waste Management Company, Prince Mortey,who has waged war against plastic pollution in the Ghana. 1 Prince…

Defiant illegal miners  invade Atewa Forest reserve with excavator :Clash with forestry Team
. The Forestry Commission of Ghana ,Eastern regional branch has impounded an excavator being used by illegal miners who have invaded  the  Atewa Range Forest reserve . The excavator was moved into an area of the forest known as Cambodia near Segyimase  by defiant illegal miners prospecting for gold... Read more
First world survey finds 9,600 tree species  risk extinction
First world survey finds 9,600 tree species risk extinction The first ever global database of trees on Wednesday revealed that 9,600 tree species are threatened with extinction and identified a total of 60,065 in existence. Brazil is the country with the most diverse tree population, with 8,715 species, according... Read more
Gov’t ceases issuance of small-scale mining licenses
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, has said his Ministry has stopped issuing new licenses for small scale mining until further notice. According to Mr. Amewu, the move is expected to help deal with the rising menace of ‘galamsey’, which is typically illegal small-scale mining,... Read more
MP alarmed at increased rate of illegal felling of rosewood
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Builsa South, Dr Clement Apaak, has expressed alarm at the increased rate of illegal felling of rosewood, an endangered tropical hardwood specie, in the Builsa South District and surrounding areas. He told the Daily Graphic last Thursday that in spite of the ban... Read more
Ghana: Endangered tortoise shells found in open market
Tortoise ,worldwide is among the most endangered species  hence listed as contraband by Convention on International Trade ,CITES . Locally,tortoises are extincting hence under endangered species protection.   However, shells of  tortoise have been found in some Ghanaian market exposing the weaknesses in enforcement of Wildlife regulations in the... Read more
Predator Bloodbath: ‘Secretive’ Federal Agency Wildlife Services Kills 1.6 Million Native Animals in 2016
(EnviroNews Nature) — Wildlife Services (WS), a little-known wildlife-killing program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), killed 2,744,010 animals in 2016, 1,594,595 of which were native to the U.S. The agency shared this death toll in its annual program data report... Read more
Ghana: Kintampo Waterfalls closed down
The Kintampo Waterfalls tourist site has been shut down after 19 students lost their lives in a freak tree accident over the weekend According to the Minister of Tourism, Catherine Afeku, the closure is to enable the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) and other stakeholders embark on a “comprehensive safety... Read more
80% of NADMO Staff lack knowledge in Environmental disaster
About 80% Staff of the National Disaster Management Organization,NADMO in Ghana  lack knowledge in environmental disaster Management .The staff ,according to the outgoing Director General of NADMO, Brigadier General Francis Sanziri,have no formal training in any of the disaster related fields  affecting productivity and efficiency of the Organization. The... Read more
Minister seizes 7 trucks of illegal chainsaw lumber
The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, has seized over seven articulated trucks loaded with large quantities of illegal chainsaw lumber. The illegal lumber was headed for neighboring Burkina Faso, but was intercepted in the Wenchi district on the Wenchi-Wa highway in the Brong Ahafo Region. The Minister and... Read more
Environmentalists oppose gov’t plan to mine bauxite  in Atewa Forest Reserve
The government of Ghana may face stiff opposition from Environmentalists over plan to mine bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest reserve which is a high forest zone in the Country. Some Environmentalists have vowed to oppose the intended move by government due to the importance of the Atewa Forest... Read more