Small Scale Miners to be vetted

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet all registered and trained small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena…

Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist

Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to Class…

Government ousting customary water rights for WRC Act 1996 is why most Ghanaians drink bad water

I am getting it hard to understand why same government who robbed chiefs and traditional authorities of the ancestral or customary rights on water resources for the Water Resources Commission in 1996 has failed to manage, regulate and provide potable water for citizenry. It is sad to note from the…

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
Ghana’s capital still battling with open defecation -Research
Ghana’s national Capital,Accra, is still battling with open defecation.The 2016 District League Table released by the Center for Democratic Development Ghana (CDD-Ghana) reveals that not a single community in the entire 16 metropolitan, municipal and districts in the Greater Accra Region ,which is the seat of government ,has been... Read more
Investigative Journalist uncovers top politicians in illegal mining in Ghana
Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Kwaku Baako Jnr has hinted that renowned undercover Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, will soon expose influential persons including chiefs, politicians and persons in the security services who are neck deep in galamsey (illegal mining) in the country. According to him, the sort... Read more
Ethiopia observing 3 days of mourning for landslide victims  as death toll soar to 113
Ethiopians are observing a three-day national mourning period  which started on Wednesday for dozens of people who were killed in a garbage landfill landslide in Addis Ababa. The national flag fly at half-mast for three days across the country as well as on Ethiopian-owned ships and Ethiopian embassies and... Read more
Incensed youth attack salt mining factory over water pollution
Kessington Salt Factory,an Indian salt mining company in Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region of Ghana has been attacked by some irate youth of Adina,a fishing community for allegedly Polluting a river which is their source of drinking water. The angry youth , mostly local salt miners allegedly... Read more
SUNDA rescues fire victims
SUNDA Ghana Investments (SUNDA), a Chinese company, has responded to the plea of victims of last Sunday fire at Busia Junction in Accra. Mr Isaac Hu, the managing director of SUNDA, importers and distributors of household items for the past thirteen years in Ghana, said the company could not... Read more
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