Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report
Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a... Read more
Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution
  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response... Read more
Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth
Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills... Read more
Gov’t begins evacuation of dump sites at Mallam Market, other areas
Photo credit: Sanitation and Water Resources   The government has begun evacuating half a million tonnes of refuse at the Mallam Market dumpsite in Accra. This follows the closure of six dump sites located within the Accra Region, including those at Mallam Market. During a tour of two of... Read more
Water company considers shutting Barekese and Owabi dams
  The Ghana Water Company is considering a shutdown of its operations at the Barekese and Owabi dams in the Ashanti region if pollution of the water bodies serving the plants is not halted. Managers say the cost of water treatment has become expensive as land reserves around the... Read more
Ghanaians eating too much fish – Fisheries Alliance convener
The excessively high intake of fish among Ghanaians is one of the reasons the country has to import over 60 percent of its fish, according to the Co-convener of the Fisheries Alliance, Richster Nii Amarfio. Ghana, which consumes over 950,000 metric tons of fish annually, imported $135 million worth... Read more
National Sanitation Authority in the offing – Minister
Government has completed a draft policy to establish a National Sanitation Authority to regulate and lead the implementation of quality sanitation services to Ghanaians, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, has said. He said the Authority would have a supporting Sanitation Fund that would... Read more
Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force after years of delay
A ban on plastic carrier bags has come into force in Kenya, which means that from Monday anyone found selling, manufacturing or carrying them could face fines of up to $38,000 or prison sentences of up to four years.The government says the ban will help protect the environment. But... Read more
We’re clearing NDC Govt’s GHc 892m debt – Sanitation Minister
The GHc 892 million debt at the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, which has created sanitation challenges in cities and towns, is on the verge of being settled, according to the sector Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda. “As a result, the sight of rubbish on the streets of Ghana’s major... Read more
Inspectorate Division of Minerals Commission is ineffective – Minister
  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has said the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission has been ineffective thereby allowing illegal mining to fester in the country. He said the Inspectorate Division was supposed to supervise the reclamation of mined areas and... Read more