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…

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
Ghana :Five  Chinese illegal miners busted for mining in river
Five Chinese Nationals have been arrested by  joint team of Security personnel  for illegally mining directly in river Ankobrah,a  major river in Western part of Ghana. The Chinese were arrested together with four other Ghanaian accomplices . The suspects were arrested red handed dredging the river bed with 34... Read more
Cross examination of CID in 29 foreigners facing trial over illegal mining in forest reserve ends
Cross examination of Police Investigator in charge of the case involving 29 foreigners facing trial in court for illegally mining in Forest Reserve in Ghana ,has ended after two days in the Witness box. Sargent Martin Benson Gyamfi,an Investigator with the Criminal Investigation Department of the Eastern regional Police... Read more
Govt to roll out ‘sustained’ clampdown on illegal mining
The Interior Ministry has announced plans to roll out a sustained nationwide campaign against illegal miners whose activities are destroying lands and polluting rivers.Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, told Joy News the destruction of key sources of drinking water with harmful chemicals by the illegal miners was a matter of... Read more
GWCL ups effort to protect Barekese Dam
The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has embarked on massive tree planting exercise to protect the Barekese Dam, which has been supplying potable water to the Kumasi metropolis and other outlying districts. Mr. Francis Kwesi Awotwe, the Ashanti Regional Chief Manager (Production), said the target was to plant 6,000... Read more
Researchers assess harmful effects of mercury use on small-scale miners
A research to assess the effect of excessive use of mercury in gold extraction on artisanal miners and residents of mining communities in Ghana is currently underway. The miners are said to be exposed to cancer-related diseases. The Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) is funding the 1.5 million-dollar research... Read more
Ghana faces water crisis -Within 20 years due to activities of galamsey operators
As Ghana joined the international community to mark World Water Day yesterday, the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and its stakeholders have warned of a possible scarcity of potable water nationwide in the near future if the pollution of water bodies is not addressed Painting a picture of a... Read more
“Wave tax on waste management equipment”
Waste Management firms are demanding tax exemptions in the importation of their equipment into the country. They lament the high tax is making the sector unattractive for investors. Managing Director of Tidy-up Steven Ampofo believes granting tax exemption will help reverse the trend. He was speaking after the commissioning... Read more
World Water Day: Ghana risks importing water – Experts
Experts at the Ghana Water Company have warned that the country risks importing water for consumption unless illegal mining activities stop. As the country joins the rest of the world to mark the WHO World Water Day, the experts say the spate of water pollution in Ghana is approaching... Read more