Small Scale Miners to be vetted

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet all registered and trained small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena…

Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist

Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to Class…

Government ousting customary water rights for WRC Act 1996 is why most Ghanaians drink bad water

I am getting it hard to understand why same government who robbed chiefs and traditional authorities of the ancestral or customary rights on water resources for the Water Resources Commission in 1996 has failed to manage, regulate and provide potable water for citizenry. It is sad to note from the…

Atewa Forest :Group storm Greater Accra Region to petition President on Thursday
A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape has  entered Greater Accra Region today Wednesday March 21,2018 having walked five days from Akyem Segyimase near Kibi in the Eastern Region petitioning stakeholders over intended bauxite mining in Atewa Forest. The group will be joined by some prominent musicians... Read more
Ghana holds Pre-COP23 festival in Accra
  As part of Ghana’s preparation towards the Conference of Parties (COP 23) of the United Nations to be hosted in Bonn, Germany, a Pre-COP Climate Festival has been held in Accra to sensitise the public on climate change risks. These include the impact on growth and development, potential... Read more
Rawlings decries poor environmental sanitation in Accra
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has expressed worry about the high level of poor environmental sanitation in the metropolis. He called for commitment and vigorous public education for the public to know their responsibilities towards the environment. The former President said this when Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra... 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
The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) in collaboration with stakeholders have organised a regional consultation on rolling out the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A) for countries in Central, West and North Africa. The programme was jointly organised with the West and Central African Council for... Read more
Sanitation Challenges in Accra; AMA,ESPA  make effort
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly in partnership with the Environmental Services Providers Association has outlined its plans for the Accra Cleanest City Agenda The Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr. Mohammed Adjei Sowah at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday May 9, 2017 announced a number of measures that will culminate... Read more
Illegal waste tricycle operators busted in Accra
  The Environmental Service Providers Association, ESPA,  has commenced clamping down on illegal waste collectors in Ghana’s national Capital, Accra. The exercise,  carried out periodically aim at checking the activities of  illegal waste tricycle operators whose work is contributing to the unsanitary conditions in parts of the Accra metropolis.... Read more
Cleaners turn Accra pavements into refuse dumps [Photos]
  The walkway under the Old Achimota overhead appears to have been converted to a dumping site with heaps of refuse almost spilling over onto the road. Street sweepers under the Zoomlion National Youth Employment Programme module are also, along with pedestrians and residents, contributing to the refuse heaped... Read more
Accra will be Africa’s cleanest city in 4yrs – Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged his commitment to making Accra the cleanest city on the African continent within the next four years. According to President Akufo-Addo, “the commitment I want to make, and for all of us to make, is that by the end of my term... Read more
Sitting in Accra to fight illegal mining is a joke- Legal Practitioner
    A legal practitioner, Captain (retd) Nkrabeah Effah-Dartey has professed his version of how to fight the illegal mining menace and suggested that, “sitting in Accra to ban galamsey is a joke.” In a radio interview on Accra-based Okay FM on Wednesday, Mr Effah-Darteh said illegal mining was... Read more