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…

Sanitation Marshals to be appointed as Akufo-Addo launches new sanitation campaign
President Nana Akufo-Addo has launched the National Sanitation Campaign vowing to ensure it does not become a nine-day wonder. Joined by former President Jerry Rawlings at the launch at the Banquet Hall of the State House Monday, the president outlined components of the campaign including an introduction of automated sweepers.... Read more
Open Defecation: Gov’t To Supply 1m Toilet Facilities – Adda
As part of efforts to fight open defecation, government says it will be providing one million toilet facilities across the country. An estimated 1.1 billion people in developing countries, including Ghana, resort to open defecation and UNICEF’s Country Director of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, David Duncan predicted that it... Read more
Ghana’s President lauches Sanitation Campaign today
President Nana Akufo Addo will make a major move towards his commitment of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa as he launches the National Sanitation Campaign today, Monday 13th November 2017. The campaign which is to be implemented by the Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation is expected... Read more
Small-scale miners agree to use mercury-free technologies in gold processing
The Ghana National Association of Miners has expressed its determination to switch from the use of mercury to mercury-free technologies in processing gold ore and, therefore, asked government to invest in mercury- free methods. They asked government to support the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, to produce... Read more
Kenneth Ashigbey launches Carista Ghana E-Waste Management Project
  Mr Kenneth Ashigbey, the out-going Managing Director, Graphic Communications Group Limited, has launched the Carista Ghana E-Waste Management Project in Accra. Carista Ghana, which is the development and relief wing of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, is committed to leading the Church’s effort in Ghana to address the... Read more
Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report
Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a... Read more
Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution
  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response... Read more
Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth
Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills... Read more
Gov’t begins evacuation of dump sites at Mallam Market, other areas
Photo credit: Sanitation and Water Resources   The government has begun evacuating half a million tonnes of refuse at the Mallam Market dumpsite in Accra. This follows the closure of six dump sites located within the Accra Region, including those at Mallam Market. During a tour of two of... Read more
Water company considers shutting Barekese and Owabi dams
  The Ghana Water Company is considering a shutdown of its operations at the Barekese and Owabi dams in the Ashanti region if pollution of the water bodies serving the plants is not halted. Managers say the cost of water treatment has become expensive as land reserves around the... Read more