Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey

Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty. The…

FoN opposes immediate ban of mercury in Ghana

  Friends of the Nation (FoN), an environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, has opposed an immediate ban on the importation of mercury into the country and, therefore, advised the Government to tread cautiously to prevent any backlash. It said an immediate ban on mercury imports and use may make the current illegal…

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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
Some farming communities have turned down seeds meant to be supplied to them for government’s Planting for Food and Jobs programme because according to them, they do not suit local conditions. The farmers are thus using their own means to get hold of seeds to plant, a development which... Read more
LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised
The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the... Read more
When Pleasure and Fear Meet at Ecotourism Site
Article by Mr.Gabriel Adukpo   LOUD, shrill noises from female students filled the air that afternoon. One of them burst into a popular gospel song: “Under the canopy of God……….My Saviour will come to lift me up”. It was one Friday in May when I alighted at the Bunso... Read more
Bangladesh: Rain triggers landslides and leaves 107 dead
Image captionRescue efforts are being hampered by bad weather Heavy monsoon rain has triggered landslides in south-east Bangladesh, with officials reporting at least 107 people killed, including five soldiers. A spokesman for the Rangamati district administration said at least 60 people were killed in a series of landslides there... Read more