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…

    The Waste Management Directorate of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has finally moved in to clear an illegal dumpsite at Okponglo. The Directorate had earlier announced that the illegal dumpsite at Okponglo and five others had been shut down but checks by Citi News showed otherwise. Citi... Read more
Researchers warn against unregulated hospital ash residue disposal
Researchers have raised a red flag over indiscriminate and unregulated disposal of incinerated ash residues from the country’s hospitals. Such waste, they noted, had high level of heavy metal concentration with harmful environmental effects on both human health and the ecological system. This is contained in an annual research... Read more
Air pollution more harmful to children in cars than outside, warns top scientist
  Exclusive: Walking or cycling to school is better for children’s health as cars are ‘boxes collecting toxic gases’ says David King. Children are at risk of dangerous levels of air pollution in cars because exposure to toxic air is often far higher inside than outside vehicles, a former... Read more
AMA shuts down six ‘illegal’ landfill sites
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has shut down six illegal landfill sites in the Accra Metropolis. The six include a huge site on the Mortuary Road, behind the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) Other landfill sites within the Glefe, Okponglo, Adedenkpo, Tunga and Mallam Market areas have also been... Read more
Indiscriminate disposal of waste, a threat to environment
Mr Carl Fiati, Head of Natural Resource of the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) said indiscriminate disposal of waste and open defecation at the beaches posed threats to the environment. He said open defecation at the beaches deterred tourists and potential investors, resulting into enormous loss of economic revenue for the... Read more
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