Over 1k homes, 234 Schools in AMA provided toilets facilities under GAMA Project

The Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (GAMA-SWP) has succeeded at reaching averagely 1,100 homes, monthly, with toilet facilities in about 11 municipal areas. The project also targeting 200,000 pupils has constructed and rehabilitated toilet facilities for over 234 schools in 21 municipalities. The GAMA-SWP is a project…

UNDP Facilitates Multi-Stakeholder Waste Resource Platform

The United Nations Development Program is facilitating the establishment of the “Multi-Stakeholder Waste Resource Platform” as a one stop shop solution to connect key stakeholders and provide them with data and technological solutions in order to promote waste recovery in a larger circular economy context. This is expected to: –…

Netherlands Embassy in Ghana features 22 year old Ghanaian Plastic warrior

  Ahead of Voltic Ghana Ltd launch of “iRecycle “Project on November 23,2018 in Accra, the  Netherlands Embassy in Ghana on Tuesday November 20,2018 featured  22-year old Ghanaian plastic-warrior and Executive Assistant at Coliba Waste Management Company, Prince Mortey,who has waged war against plastic pollution in the Ghana. 1 Prince…

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Ban on small scale mining lifted for only 900 miners
Government of Ghana has lifted  ban placed on Small Scale Mining  for close to two years as part of measures to sanitize the mining sector which was causing wanton destruction to the environment. The the ban has been lifted effective December 17,2018, but only 900 small Scale miners  out of... Read more
Illegal mining still ongoing despite ban,two women trapped dead
Two women are reported dead an illegal mining pit collapsed on them at Aniammoa near Adubeywura in the Ashanti region, Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) Mr Kwabene Nsenkyire. The deceased persons have been identified as Yaa Nyankoa, 25, and Obaa Yaa, 26. According to the NADMO... Read more
Gov’t to announce roadmap towards lifting of ban on small- scale mining.
Government is set to lift  ban placed on Small- Scale Mining more than a year ago. The ban came into force as part of government’s effort to sanitize the artisanal mining sector and to curb illegal mining which was causing wanton destruction to the environment and water bodies, after... Read more
Strictly Enforce ban on hunting to protect Pregnant Wild animals -Dr.Wiafe
  The Dean of Development studies of the Presbyterian University College, Dr Edward Wiafe has called on the Law  Enforcement agencies Particularly the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission to strictly enforce the Closed Season period ,banning hunting in Ghanaian Forest Reserves .   The Period is observed every... Read more
Illegal mining ban extended
Mr John-Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, on Wednesday, announced the extension of the ban on illegal mining indefinitely, noting that, government’s agenda to halt the menace has not been achieved. Government on the assumption of office in January 2017, introduced the ban in May for... Read more
Ghana is not ready to ban plastics now’
  Ghana is not ready to ban plastics now, however the Government will come up with a Draft Zero Plastic Policy by the middle of January, next year, to deal with plastic waste. Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, said there were many options... Read more
Ban on small-scale mining will be extended – Amewu
Indications are that the ban on small-scale mining meant to sanitize the mining industry and curb illegal mining will be extended. The initial six-month ban was set to end in October 2017, but the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, has said the extension of the ban is... Read more
Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force after years of delay
A ban on plastic carrier bags has come into force in Kenya, which means that from Monday anyone found selling, manufacturing or carrying them could face fines of up to $38,000 or prison sentences of up to four years.The government says the ban will help protect the environment. But... Read more
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... Read more
Stopping galamsey: Gov’t to ban mercury imports by end of year
Government has disclosed it will ban the importation of mercury to augment efforts to curb the impact of illegal mining activities in the country. The move is expected to take effect by the end of 2017. The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Boateng who announced... Read more