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…

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Affordable housing key for development and social equality, UN says on World Habitat Day
Urban October design competition. Photo: UN-HABITAT/Alejandro Montes With 1.6 billion people living in inadequate housing, one billion of whom reside in slums and informal settlements, the United Nations is spotlighting affordable homes on today’s World Habitat Day, which also marks the official start of Urban October – a month... Read more
Gov’t trains 100 observers to check and record illegal fishing activities
A Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Francis Kingsley Ato Cudjoe, says Government is training 100 observers to be put on vessels to check and record illegal fishing activities.They will, particularly, check Saiko, (illegal activities involving conniving foreign and local vessels) to enable them to provide enough evidence... Read more
Water company considers shutting Barekese and Owabi dams
  The Ghana Water Company is considering a shutdown of its operations at the Barekese and Owabi dams in the Ashanti region if pollution of the water bodies serving the plants is not halted. Managers say the cost of water treatment has become expensive as land reserves around the... Read more
Kofi Annan writes: Delivering water, food and energy security for all
Former UN Chief, Kofi Annan This article was given as a speech by Mr Kofi Annan on 7 September 2017 at the ‘Making Waves’ conference in Afsluitdijk, the Netherlands. I can’t think of a more symbolic and inspirational location to promote innovative solutions around water, food and energy than the iconic... Read more
CITES reviews sustainability of wildlife trade and launches new review of captive-bred and ranched species
PRESS RELEASE CITES reviews sustainability of wildlife trade and launches new review of captive-bred and ranched species Largest ever meeting of CITES science committees reviews sustainability of trade in sharks, sturgeons, rosewood, orchids and more Geneva : Close to 500 scientific experts, specialists and other observers, ranging from fisheries agencies and... Read more
Jack and Jill School go solar
Jack and Jill School, located in Accra, will depend solely on solar energy and will no longer rely on power from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) by the end of July 2017. According to the school, plans are far advanced to install solar panels to ensure regular power... Read more
Ban Plastic straws and bottled water, adopt bamboo and paper
Executive directors and Ambassadors of drink safety water, are calling on various districts and municipal Assemblies  to immediately ban plastic straws and bottled water in the country due to its non biodegradable properties.   According to Mr. Issaka Amon Kotei, who is a local government expert and Drink Safety... Read more
CHINA BANS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FROM GHANA
  Vegetables and fruits from Ghana have been banned from the Chinese market for failing to meet international production standards. The ban which took effect from the beginning of this year would further plunge the industry into crisis. Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, Carlos Ahenkorah, in an interview with... Read more
Tie and dye waste disposal worrying- Volta CNC
  Mr Emmanuel Quao, the Volta Regional Director for the Centre for National Culture (CNC) has cautioned producers of tie and dye against indiscriminate disposal of waste water. He said the practice of disposing waste from the production of tie and dye into streams and open space posed environmental... Read more
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... Read more