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 safety…

Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey

Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty. The…

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
World Water Day: Wasting wastewater in Ghana amid  water stress
Today March 22,2017 is World Water Day  focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The Day was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993... Read more
Ghana:City Authorities demolish structures as part of flood preparedness
City Authorities of Ghana’s Capital ,the  Accra Metropolitan Assembly,AMA,will from Wednesday March 22,2017 commence demolishing exercise aim at pulling down unauthorized structures sited on government reserved lands mostly water ways as part of preparedness to mitigate flooding this year. In a statement issued by the Public Relation Officer of... Read more
Waste water management – The role of industries
Since the inception of World Water Day 24 years ago to advocate for the sustainable management of water resources, several stakeholders have come together across the world each year to increase the awareness among people about the importance, need and conservation of water. The focus this year, 2017 is... Read more
Africa : Bauchi community imposes N100 fine to check open defecation
The imposition of N100 fine as punishment for open defecation in Khamsin village of Dass Local Government Area in Bauchi, has helped check the menace, community leader, Malam Abdulkadir Sarki, said on Sunday. Sarki told the News Agency of Nigeria in Khamsin that the fine, introduced some time ago,... Read more
Tackle challenges in water, sanitation sector — CONIWAS
Mr Benjamin Lartey (middle), a spokesperson for CONIWAS, flanked by some members of the coalition during the press conference Members of the Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Water and Sanitation in Ghana, (CONIWAS) have called for clear-cut initiatives to promote solid waste separation, treatment and re-use in the country.... Read more
12 world’s leading cocoa companies pledge to help Ghana fight illegal mining menace
Twelve of the world’s leading cocoa and chocolate companies have promised to help Ghana address the issue of illegal mining known as galamsey which is destroying many forests. This was announced Friday at a meeting jointly held by the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), IDH-the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), and... Read more
Kenya has become the latest African nation to ban the manufacture and import of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging. Environment Minister Judi W. Wakhungu gave the order published in a gazette notice dated Feb. 28 and released to the public Wednesday. The new measures will... Read more
Gov’t assembles experts to draw comprehensive policies to fight illegal mining menace in Ghana
The Government of Ghana has assembled experts to formulate workable solutions to tackle  illegal mining menace  degrading and polluting the environment with impunity in the Country. According to the Vice President of Ghana,Dr.Mahamadu Bawumia,government is working closely with the experts to find lasting solutions to the illegal mining canker... Read more
Ban burning of e-waste in Ghana-Research Scientist
The Water Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is calling for a ban on open  burning  of electronic waste in Ghana   due to the hazardous chemicals it produces. A Senior  Research Scientist with the Division of Environmental Chemistry at CSIR , Dr Kwadwo Ansong Asante,explained during... Read more