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…

Hundreds protest against bauxite mining in Atewa Forest, Petition Okyenhene
Hundreds of residents of  fringe communities of the Atewa Forest Reserve  on Saturday commenced a six-day walk from Kyebi to Accra  (95km) to protest  government’s decision to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region. The Route of Walk as scheduled are ; Sagyimase to Kyebi... Read more
WilDaf kicks against bauxite mining in Atewa Forest
Women in Law  and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) has added its voice to calls opposing government decision to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve . The 23,663 Hectare  Atewa Forest Reserve is one of the internationally recognized critical ecosystems with high species richness and abundance . The Atewa Forest... Read more
Fight against illegal mining boosted by Ghana’s President
President Akufo Addo has charged the ten (10) member inter-ministerial committee on Environment and Natural Resources to effectively participate in the fight against illegal mining. He made this call Thursday December 28 at a ceremony to commission the secretariat for the Inter-ministerial committee on illegal mining. In a short... Read more
Fight Against Deforestation Important – Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the fight against deforestation and forest degradation is critical to Ghana’s successes of tackling Climate Change. With Climate Change being, perhaps, the biggest threat to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, President Akufo-Addo noted that it is fast becoming a developmental issue... Read more
Fight against illegal mining will be extended to illegal exploitation of all natural resources -Minister
The Eastern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has held a  stakeholder forum on the fight against  illegal mining and the activities of operation Vanguard taskforce in the region . The forum was  attended by the REGSEC Members made up heads of security agencies .Also in attendance were Heads of Departments... Read more
VRA warns against encroachment of Protected zone of Akosombo Dam
The Volta River Authority has once again Warned against Sale/Purchase and Encroachment of Lands within the Volta Gorge Protection Zone of the Akosombo Dam. This is the second time this year, the Power generator is warning against the phenomenon. There has been upsurge in encroachment of Lands which fall within... Read more
  Small -Scale Miners bear teeth against gov’t ,dare to resume work
Small scale Miners in the Ashanti Region are daring  to resume work in clear defiance to ” unlawful ban placed on Small Scale mining activities ” by government. According to the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSAM), government has not been fair to Small-Scale Miners mining legally and... Read more
Forestry Commission chalks progress with fight against illegal mining in Ashanti Region
Chinese illegal miners and their local collaborators were picked up in the Apamprama Forest Forestry Commission officials in Ashanti Region are patting themselves on the back for what they claim is victory in the fight against illegal mining. Acting Regional Manger of Forestry Services Division, Isaac Noble Eshun, is... Read more
President’s Address to Traditional Authorities during Forum on the fight  against galamsey. Transcribed by Eva Gagakuma – A Rocha Ghana
Ghana’s President Akufo Addo speaks tough on the environment during a forum for traditional Authorities on the fight against galamsey on July 10,2017. Bellow is the Transcribed by Eva Gagakuma – A Rocha Ghana.   How important the issue that has brought all of us here together is for... Read more
An Accra Circuit Court has adjourned the case involving the four Russians, including a Ukrainian arrested for indulging in illegal mining (galamsey) to July 25. The court adjourned the case because the substantive prosecutor was on a training course. The accused persons were granted bail in the sum of... Read more