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 this…

‘Earth is becoming ‘Planet Plastic

Story by Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent Image captionScience reporter Victoria Gill looks at why there is so much plastic on beaches US scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made and put the number at 8.3 billion tonnes. It is an astonishing mass of material that has essentially been…

VRA donates borehole to Bilharzia endemic community

The Volta River Authority of Ghana (VRA), has donated a solar panel powered borehole amounting to GHC 80,000.00 to residents of Serdom, a village in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region. The borehole, which will provide water to the about a 1,000 residents in Serdom, has 9 delivery outlets…

Forestry Commission begs CJ to deal with illegal logging
  The Forestry Commission of Ghana is appealing to the new Chief Justice to ensure that courts deal with illegal logging cases incisively with severe punishment to deter others. The Chief Executive Officer of the Commission,Mr.Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie  explained that ,illegal logging is a bane to Forest sustainability due... Read more
Ghana:Minister begs China to stop Chinese ‘galamsey’ operators
Ghana is practically begging China to help in the fight against Chinese nationals who are contributing to the destruction of its environment through illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey. The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, today , held an emergency meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to... Read more