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…

Team investigates alleged Shea butter, groundnuts contamination
Five organisations in the Upper West Region of Ghana have instituted an investigation into the alleged contamination of Shea butter and groundnuts from the region. The team of investigators comprises the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the Ministry of... Read more
Stakeholders call for faecal sludge management policy
Stakeholders in sanitation in the Greater Accra Metropolis have called for the urgent need to develop alternate faecal sludge and waste water management approaches to address the sanitation problem. The call was made at a stakeholders’ workshop in Accra to formulate a policy on faecal sludge management to improve... Read more
El Salvador makes history as first nation to impose blanket ban on metal mining
El Salvador has made history after becoming the first country in the world to ban metal mining. Lawmakers in the water-parched country passed the ban in a unanimous vote on Wednesday, declaring El Salvador a mining-free territory. The decision followed a long and bitter struggle to protect the Central... Read more
Ghana:Six illegal miners  including three Chinese remanded in Eastern region
  The Eastern Regional Police Command of the Ghana Police Service   arrested six illegal miners including three Chinese nationals  and their Ghanaian accomplices at Denkyira near Nkawkaw in the Eastern region. The suspects were arrested during operation carried out by the Rapid Deployment Unit of the region led... Read more
OccupyGhana joins anti-galamsey campaign with ‘#RedApril’
Pressure group, OccupyGhana has joined the movement to fight against the destruction of water bodies and the environment by small-scale illegal mining activities. The group has declared the month of April as #RedApril, encouraging all well-meaning and concerned Ghanaians, throughout the month, to create awareness and speak out against... Read more
ICC must include water pollution as high crime against humanity  -groups
The International Community has been urged to include water pollution  as high crime against humanity  for perpetrators to be prosecuted by  International Criminal Court . This proposal was contained in a  statement issued by WACAM, human rights, environmental and mining advocacy non-governmental organisation (NGO) and Centre for Environmental Impact... Read more
Flush Out Chinese In Galamsey
At the weekend, good old Ghana Television did all Ghanaians a favour by showing Tiger Eye’s exposé put together by Anas Aremeyaw Anas on how illegal mining, otherwise known to the average Ghanaian as galamsey, is destroying our water bodies and degrading our lands. Everybody with true Ghanaian blood... Read more
Plastic waste must be addressed
A heap of Kufuor gallons and water pipes used by the contemporary artist to assist in demonstration An environmentalist, Mr Emmanuel Ocran, has urged the government and environmental agencies in the country to urgently come up with strategies aimed at restoring damaged rivers and other water sources in the... Read more
Ghana Ratifies Mercury Convention
Toxic Metal Used in Small-Scale Gold Mining Especially Harmful to Children.People living in Ghana’s mining communities may now be better protected from deadly mercury poisoning. On March 23, Ghana ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury – a real step forward for communities affected by mercury pollution. Mercury, a toxic... Read more
The fight against open defecation: can it be won?
 Ghana has been ranked as second after Sudan in Africa, in open defecation with 19 per cent of the country’s population resorting to sanitation practices deemed the riskiest of all. As a result, the country spends about $79 million and more yearly on the control of open defecation, which... Read more