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…

Galamsey fight: River Pra showing signs of improvement
  The River Pra polluted by illegal mining.   The fight launched by the Media Coalition Against Galamsey is yielding some positive results, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Twifo Atti-Morkwa, has disclosed. Mr Robert Agyemang Nyantakyi, who made this known when he led journalists to the River Pra... Read more
Loud speakers The Directive Principles of State Policy ( Article 36 ( 9) of the 1992 Constitution states that, “The State shall take appropriate measures needed to protect and safeguard the national  environment for posterity and shall seek co-operation with other states for the purposes of protecting the wider... Read more
Participants at the workshop So long as the populations continue to increase, waste generation and its associated problems will remain a serious challenge for governments and environmental management institutions, Mr William Hayfron-Acquah, Chief Programmes Officer, Built Environment, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has stated.   Mr Hayfron-Acquah noted, however, that... Read more
Talensi: Violence looms as Chinese firm defies mining order
Some natives of Gbani, a rural community in the Talensi District of the Upper East region, have spoken strongly of a possible violent clash as they allege that a Chinese company barred three weeks ago from mining in the area has resumed work, causing further havoc to the environment.... Read more
  The Ghana Armed Forces has been charged to play a pivotal role in the fight against illegal mining, otherwise known as galamsey. President Nana Akufo-Addo, addressing a presentation of colours to the Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment, said Ghanaians were looking up to the Ghana Armed Forces to be at... Read more
Two defiant illegal miners busted
  The Anyinam District Police Command in the Eastern region has arrested two illegal miners  for defiantly engaging in illegal mining despite a ban on the illicit activity . The Police has also confiscated an excavator which was being used by the suspects. The two have been put before... Read more
Russian galamseyers sought protection from Kumbour – MP
The foreigners who were arrested for engaging in illegal mining activities on Monday applied for protection under the former Minister of Defence, Ben Kumbour. The Member of Parliament for Manso Adubia, Yaw Frimpong who made this revelation on the Citi Breakfast Show said: “I have made enquiries from the former Minister... Read more
Accra gets second waste transfer station
Indigenous waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana, has commissioned another waste transfer station to facilitate the collection and disposal of waste in the metropolis. The facility was opened on Friday, May 19,  and is located behind the New Achimota Lorry station in Accra. It has the capacity to hold at... Read more
EU ratification propels global mercury treaty into force
EU ratification propels global mercury treaty into force Press Release Today the EU and seven of its member states (Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, and Sweden) ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury, thereby providing the “tipping point’’ needed to trigger its entry into force. “The EU has... Read more
E/R: MDCE’s resolve to sustain  fight against illegal gold mining
The Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCE’s ) in the Eastern region have resolved to sustain the fight against illegal gold mining to ensure that the menace is eradicated in the region. The MDCE’s ,also heads of the District Security Councils ,DISEC, in their respective districts  say, the fight... Read more