Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

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