Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

Kibi water treatment plant remains shut over high turbidity of birim river
The Kibi Water Treatment Plant in the Eastern region of Ghana remains shut as turbidity of the Birim river hits unprecedented record high due to increase illegal mining activities in and along the birim river bank which is the only source of raw water for the plant. The Ghana... Read more
GAWU calls for total ban on small scale mining in Ghana.
The General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) is calling for a total ban on all small scale mining activities particularly,  illegal mining in the country to safeguard the Agricultural sector . According to GAWU, the rate at which illegal mining is increasingly degrading arable lands,polluting water bodies and destroying  crop... Read more
International Day of Action for Rivers : spotlight on polluted rivers in Ghana
March 14th every year marks International Day of Action for Rivers. Thousands of people around the world lift their voices to celebrate the world’s rivers and deepen calls for Protection of Rivers under siege of Pollution. The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day review the state... Read more
Community forms  vigilante group to counter illegal mining
The Youth of Atuna,a farming community in  Jaman South District of the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana,have formed anti -illegal mining Vigilante group to clamp down on illegal mining activities degrading arable lands and polluting river bodies with impunity in the area. Illegal miners christened locally as galamseyers have... Read more
Addis Ababa: Massive garbage landslide kills dozens
Dozens missing after huge landslide at decades-old landfill site near the capital buries squatters’ makeshift homes. At least 46 people have been killed and dozens are missing after a landslide struck at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital. The landslide late on Saturday levelled more... Read more
Why Galamsey Must Not Be Legalised — Minerals Commission Explains
HEAD of Communications at Minerals Commission, Mr. Isaac Abraham, has revealed the reasons why illegal gold and diamond mining activities (otherwise known as galamsey or galamseying) by both Ghanaians and foreign nationals cannot be legalised. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Today on Wednesday,Mr. Abraham expressed fears that Ghana will be completely... Read more
Where is the $663m Conti project cash – O. B. Amoah quizzes NDC
Member of Parliament for Akwapem South, Hon. O. B. Amoah is questioning the immediate past NDC government about the whereabouts of the US$663,229,496 they promised Ghanaians of raising to finance the construction of the Accra Sewer and Storm Drainage Alleviation works, popularly known as ‘Conti Project’. The project was... Read more
Ghana appreciates to second position in latest world pollution index ranking
Ghana’s capital ,Accra has appreciated by one place to second position in the latest World Pollution  perception Index of 103.46 behind  Kabul,capital of Afghanistan  with index of 105.43 taken over the unenviable first position from Ghana. Accra-Ghana is however ranked 1st Position in Africa with index of 103.46 with... Read more
Small-scale mining: NGO pushes for technology to replace use of mercury
Friends of the Nation, a socio-economic advocacy NGO in the Western Region, has started a regional consultative stakeholder engagement seeking to promote the use of new technologies in place of mercury in small-scale mining. The move is in line with the Minamata Convention, which among other things seeks an... Read more
Sustainable Packaging Trending Among Cosmetic, Personal Care Companies  
Personal care and cosmetics companies are increasingly focusing on recyclable and sustainable packaging, as evidenced by recent moves among major players Unilever, Procter & Gamble and Lush Cosmetics. In January Unilever pledged 100 percent of its plastic packaging will be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. The same month Procter & Gamble, in partnership with... Read more