Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Ghana to lose €60m Dutch govt facility over delayed implementation of recycling project

Ghana risks losing a €60 million subsidy facility from the Netherland government to set up a solid waste recycling plant if the country fails to sign a partnership agreement on the project by the end of this month. The project which has the capacity to recycle 20 tonnes of solid waste,…

Mineral Commission to recruit mine guards to police mining areas

Mr Addae Antwi-Boasako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, said the Commission was embarking on the recruitment of mine guards to help deal rapidly with the issues of illegal mining. He said the mine guards would be stationed at the hotbeds and hotspots in the mining fields so…

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Cholera Fear grips Anum Apapam as residents,students engage in open defecation
Residents of Anum -Apapam in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern Region have expressed fear open defecation may rife as Senior High School Students in the Anum Apapam Community Day School arrive to begin the 2018/2019 academic year due to absent of a Public toilet facility in the community.... Read more
EU countries agree to explore hydrogen as energy source
European Union energy ministers agreed on Tuesday to pool efforts to increase the use of hydrogen in transport and power as part of the bloc’s attempt to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030. The non-binding initiative, seen by Reuters and endorsed by 25 EU nations, calls for... Read more
Mpraeso Court shocks Operation vanguard Taskforce as it Orders release seized items to chinese arrested mining in a river
The Mpraeso Circuit Court Presided Over by Her Honour Mariam Sinare on Thursday  ordered Operation Vanguard Task-force to release seized mining equipments and items retrieved from Chinese Nationals arrested for engaging in illegal mining in a river. The accused persons were subsequently  granted bail in the sum of GHC... Read more
Atewa Forest as National Park:The Double Standard of Okyeman Council and Okyenhene
The seeming retreat of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council and sudden silent of Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin on the ruling New Patriotic Party government intention leverage bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest Reserve for mining sparks of double Standard.    The Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council and Okyenhene Osagyefo... Read more
Group calls for Ghana’s President to step down as Co -Chair of SDG over bauxite mining in Atewa Forest
  A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa ,an environmental advocacy group  in Ghana says it will be indictment on Ghana’s President Akufo Addo who is the Co-Chair of Eminent Advocates to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ,to go ahead to mine bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest... Read more
India monsoon: At least 324 killed in Kerala floods as rescuers work to evacuate survivors
Rescuers have used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people, officials said. Key points: Some hospitals are facing shortages of oxygen and gas station are short on fuel... Read more
Failed Sanitation Minister moved to Aviation,B/A Minister now Natural Resources Minister
The President of Ghana,Nana Akufo Addo on Thursday ,August 9,2018 made his first Ministerial reshuffle since assuming office as President in January 7,2017.   Among the Ministers reshuffled are  Kofi Adda, Member of Parliament for Navrongo constituency and former Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, who has been moved to Minister... Read more
Hunt on for survivors as Indonesia’s quake toll climbs to 131
  KARANGPANGSOR, Indonesia (Reuters) – The death toll from last weekend’s powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Lombok island rose to 131 on Wednesday as rescuers found more people crushed under collapsed buildings, though some still held out hope of finding survivors. “We don’t know for sure how many people are... Read more
Secure Atewa Range Forest as a living heritage and legacy in the memory of the late Nana Sir Ofori Atta
The Council of Ghanaian Chiefs , members of the Okyeman Foundation  and the entire Ghanaian Community in the Netherlands have added their voices to calls on Government of Ghana to rescind its intended plan to mine bauxite deposite in the Atewa  Forest Reserve,which is a global biodiversity significant area.... Read more
MDCEs charged to be serious about galamsey fight as district committees inaugurated in Kibi
Municipal and District Chief Executives  have been  warned not to  joke with the fight  against illegal mining in order not to incur the wrath of President Akufo-Addo. According to the minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng the President is resolute and serious about the fight against... Read more