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…

Trial of three Chinese illegal miners :Prosecution asked to get interpreter
The Koforidua Circuit Court B in the Eastern region of Ghana has adjourned to May 23,2017 for trial to begin in a case involving three Chinese nationals and three Ghanaian illegal miners arrested at Denkyira near Nkawkaw in the Eastern region . The Court has also asked Prosecution to... Read more
Rwanda:Govt pushes for innovations, efficiency to meet energy targets
The government of Rwanda is set to prioritise off-grid energy solutions such as solar energy and mini-power plants, reduce energy losses, as well as consider using natural gas instead of diesel in energy generating systems to ensure efficiency. According to the Minister for Infrastructure, James Musoni, the development is... Read more
Chief Justice calls on churches to help fight galamsey
    The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, has called on the leadership of the various churches in Ghana to help fight illegal mining and other issues of environmental lawlessness in the country. The menace of illegal mining has become a topical issue of late due to... Read more
29 foreign illegal miners acquitted and discharged on count of trespassing
The Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ has dismissed prosecution charge of trespassing leveled against the 29  foreign illegal miners  who invaded the Atewa forest hence acquitted and discharged the accused persons on that count. The trial judge,  Mercy Adei Kotei, on Monday ruled that the prosecution failed to prove that... Read more
Four more Chinese illegal miners  arrested; guns, bullets impounded
The Eastern regional Police Command has arrested four more Chinese nationals engaged in illegal mining in Akyem Topreman near Akwatia in the Denkyembour District. The 30 armed Police Contingent also retrieved a box of 155 BB cartridge ammunitions, a pump action gun and a locally made single barrel gun.... Read more
Ndoum Stadium ripped off as rainstorm continue to wreck several properties in Ghana
Ghana is experiencing a negative impact of climate change this year as rainstorm continue to wreck several homes and properties. A  deadly rainstorm accompanied with thunderstorm occurred Sunday in the Central region of Ghana ,ripped off roof of the Dr. Ndoum Sports stadium at Elmina. The  incident occurred shortly... Read more
Let’s protect public lands for national use – Prof Frimpong-Boateng
  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has appealed to state authorities, chiefs and individuals to desist from encroaching on public lands to preserve them for their intended purposes. He stated: “This is a very bad thing that I am noticing everywhere, university lands are... Read more
NGO launches project to protect Volta Basin
A Non-Governmental Organization, A Rocha Ghana, has launched a four-year project in Damongo to safeguard the Volta Basin within the Mole ecological zone in the Northern Region. The project codenamed, “Shared Resources Joint Solution” launch coincided with the 2017 World Water Day celebration. With the intention to upscale the... Read more
Gov’t to combat galamsey with drones – Amewu
Lands and Forestry Minister, John Peter Amewu has disclosed that government will start using drones to augment its efforts to effectively combat illegal mining in the country. This, according to him, will ensure the protection of the country’s water bodies. Illegal mining popular called galamsey has destroyed the country’s... Read more