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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Gov’t begins evacuation of dump sites at Mallam Market, other areas
Photo credit: Sanitation and Water Resources   The government has begun evacuating half a million tonnes of refuse at the Mallam Market dumpsite in Accra. This follows the closure of six dump sites located within the Accra Region, including those at Mallam Market. During a tour of two of... Read more
Sierra Leone mudslide: At least 600 still missing in Freetown
Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionThe hillside collapsed on to dozens of houses in Regent after heavy rain At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, a spokesman for the president has told the BBC. President Ernest Bai Koroma earlier... Read more
Six ‘galamseyers’ arrested at Ayiem
    Six persons who were involved in illegal small scale mining at Ayiem, a farming community in the Mpohor District of the western region, have been arrested by police in the district. The six were mining in River Butre and the Subri River. An anti-galamsey task-force led by... Read more
Illegal miners resurface at mining sites in East Akyem
Illegal miners  who seized to operate during the peak of nationwide crackdown have return  to the mining sites at Kibi and its surrounding communities in the East Akyem Municipality of the Eastern region. The miners mostly operate in the evening  to thwart  possible arrest. Information gathered from the communities... Read more
3 Togolese nabbed; 21 galamsey equipment destroyed at Amansie West Source
Some galamsey machines in Amansie West At least three people suspected to be Togolese have been arrested for engaging in illegal mining at Keniago Essienkyem in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region.The men were apprehended during an operation by a joint team of police from the Manso... 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
    The Waste Management Directorate of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has finally moved in to clear an illegal dumpsite at Okponglo. The Directorate had earlier announced that the illegal dumpsite at Okponglo and five others had been shut down but checks by Citi News showed otherwise. Citi... Read more
Illegal mining: Baako fingers “big fish” at Forestry Commissio
Editor in chief of the New Crusading Guide is accusing “a big fish” at the Forestry Commission of selling Ghana’s green forest reserves to Chinese galamsey miners. Malik Kweku Baako Jnr will not name the official, at least for now, but says “that big man” was caught on tape... Read more
Pressure mounts on Forestry Commission to release seized truck-load of illegal lumber at Kibi
The  Forestry Commission of Ghana is under intense Political pressure to release truck smuggling illegal lumber believed to have been harvested from the Atewa Forest Reserve . Officials of the commission seized the truck loaded with illegal lumber during the World Environment Day Celebration held at Kibi . However,... Read more
Image captionZambia’s President Edgar Lungu visited China in 2015 to strengthen ties between the two countries China has complained to Zambia after 31 of its nationals were arrested at the weekend for alleged illegal mining practices. A senior Chinese foreign ministry official is quoted as saying that the Zambian... Read more