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…

Bottling companies: Take up proper waste management
The Chief Executive Officer of environment 360, Cordie Aziz, has challenged bottling companies to take up proper plastic waste management as not only a means of cutting down cost, but also to protect their brand images. Cordie Aziz was speaking at the launch of environment 360, evolve phase 3... Read more
Employees work at a production line inside an automobile factory in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, January 18, 2016. REUTERS/STRINGER China’s top state planner said it would tighten regulations for building new factories for traditional petrol-burning vehicles, as the country cracks down on “zombie” firms and pushes automakers to convert... Read more
Geo Professional Services debunks galamsey allegation
Geo Professional Services (GPS) Company Limited, a mining entity at Tontokrom, in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region, has debunked allegations of engaging in illegal mining (Galamsey). In a release jointly signed by Mr Ramazan Kafarov, Chief Executive of GPS Ltd and Mr Charles Korankye, Director of... Read more
Wolrd Ocean Day Debate held in Ghana
  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has held a schools’ debate, as part of the activities lined up for the celebration of this year’s World Oceans Day, in Accra. The event was to create the awareness among students and the youth on the role of oceans and the need... Read more
Disposal of plastics into the sea killing wildlife’ – Mr Pwamang
Mr John Pwamang, Acting Executive Director, of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday said the disposal of plastics and debris into the ocean was leading to enlargement and death of some marine wildlife through ingestion. He said human activities such as over fishing, use of inappropriate fishing gears,... Read more
Sweden base organization to build capacity of communities to protect Water Bodies in Ghana
  Six communities in the Eastern Region of Ghana are to benefit from a capacity building  geared towards protection of Water bodies through a program dubbed  ’Ghana Drink Safety Water Project (GDSWAP),expected to be rolled out by Kingdom 1st Group, a Sweden base organization. A Senior Consultant to Kingdom... Read more
Groups demand the over GHC100 million accrued from environmental tax
    The Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association and the Environmental Service Providers Association have asked the government to release the over GHC100 million accrued under the Environmental Excise Tax since it was established in 2013. “One and a half years ago, our enquiries at the Ghana Revenue Authority and... Read more
Pay Dredge Masters – Parliament select committee to Gov’t
The Parliamentary Select Committee on Works and Housing has said government must immediately pay the debt it owes Dredge Masters, a subsidiary of Jospong Group in charge of dredging drains. According to them, Dredge Masters have done a tremendous job even though government hasn’t paid them since 2015. This comes on the... Read more
FoN: Protection  of ocean resources vital
. In celebration of World Oceans Day 2017, Friends of the Nation (FoN) calls for collaborative efforts to protect the ocean resources for better fisheries. With the theme for this year being, “Our Oceans, Our Future”, FoN is joining hundreds of organisations and millions of individuals around the world... Read more
Countries and groups commit to halt ocean degradation  More than 600
commitments have been received at the Ocean Conference underway at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York with a pledge to take action to improve the health of the ocean. The voluntary commitments, including countries, businesses and civil society groups, have been recorded and more are expected at... Read more