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 in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

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 wrath…

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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
Landlords to face prosecution over failure to construct toilets at homes
THE MUNICIPAL Chief Executive (MCE) of Ga Central Municipal Assembly, Dr Emmanuel Lamptey, has hinted that starting from June next year, the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies will start prosecuting landlords who fail to construct toilet facilities in their homes. According to him, through the Greater Accra Metropolitan... Read more
World Environment Day ;1000 trees planted at Kibi 
One thousand trees have been planted on reclaimed illegally mined sites in Kibi area by the Environmental Protection Agency ,EPA, on Sunday ahead of the World Environment Day celebration on June 5,2017. Students from  second cycle institutions in the East Akyem Municipality together with the Okyeman Environmental Foundation, joined... Read more
Ghana Joins the World to mark 2017 World Environment Day at Kibi 
Ghana will on Monday June 5,2017 join the rest of the world to mark  this year’s World Environment Day at Kibi in the East Akim Municipality of the Eastern Part of the Country . The program will be held under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment ,Science ,Technology... Read more
Newmont Ahafo mine constructs bamboo bike factory at Gyedu
  Newmont Ahafo mine, in the Asutifi North District of Brong-Ahafo Region, has built a local bamboo bicycle factory at the cost of GHȼ826,028.72 at Gyedu, a mining community within its catchment area. The factory constructed last September also has 12 rooms, offices and spacious compound. Mr Amos Agyepong,... Read more