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 “crisis…

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 to…

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 in…

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