Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

 Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia. The study, which has been published in Environmental Science &…

Fear grips Tilapia Consumers in Ghana as 18 tons of “Chinese tilapia ” die mysteriously

There is fear among consumers of Tilapia in Ghana following mass tilapia death incident at a Chinese farm in Asutuare in the Greater Accra region . The cause of the deaths is still under laboratory investigations at the Ghana Standards Authority. The Chief Director of the Ministry of Fisheries and…

Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Do not abandon National Sanitation Day — MP
Dr Bernard Okoe Boye and his team cleaning the gutters at Teshie during the National Sanitation Day last Saturday The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ledzokuku Constituency, in the Greater Accra Region, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, has asked Ghanaians not to abandon the National Sanitation Day (NSD) because... Read more
Scientist urges government to institute wastewater management law
Mr Samuel Obiri, Senior Scientist, Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research-Water Research Institute has urged government to institute a framework to ensure effective use of wastewater in the country. He said wastewater needed to be recognised in the water cycle since it was the greatest untapped opportunities to enhance... Read more
Galamsey fight a major test case of  Akufo Addo  – Media Foundation
The Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Sulemana Braimah believes that addressing the menace of illegal mining popularly known as galamsey is the first major test for the Akufo-Addo government.   In a Facebook post, Mr. Braimah said while the galamsey menace appear complex, it... Read more
CSIR develops new oven for drying fish
To improve on the health benefit of smoked fish for consumers, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a new oven known as Ahoto to phase out the Chorkor smoker, used by fish processors to smoke fish. The new ovens emit less smoke and, therefore, have... Read more
NPP strongholds are notorious for galamsey – Minister
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources ,John -Peter Amewu,has  fessed -up that,strongholds of the Ruling New Patriotic Party are notorious for  illegal mining in Ghana . According to the Minister, despite this situation,there is strong support by Party functionaries and NPP Members of Parliament  for the waging fight... Read more
MP calls for establishment of Environmental Police Unit in Ghana
The Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor  has suggested to government to establish Environmental Police Unit under the Ghana Police Service to keep guard over the environment from destruction . The Lawmaker believes ,the establishment of this special Police Unit would help the country to conserve and... Read more
Corruption fueling galamsey – Anti-corruption coalition
The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, has stated that illegal mining continues to boom in the country because of corruption. According to the coalition, there are a number of instances where duty bearers accept bribes and fail to discharge their duties as expected of them thus giving room for the illegality... 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
Neglect of mining communities promoting galamsey – CDD
A research fellow at the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Kojo Asante, has observed that illegal mining has become a norm in recent times because societies are aggrieved that a chunk of revenue generated from natural resources within their respective locations go to the central government. It has been... Read more
Ghana:ECG supports fight against illegal gold mining menace
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) says,the company supports the fight against illegal mining in the Country due to  the negative impacts activities of illegal miners  have on Power supply .According to the ECG , the destructive activities of illegal miners sometimes  impede on  its operations in some parts... Read more