Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Water stress scare hits Ghana,Consumers  advised to conserve water

  There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to help mitigate the impact particularly during the dry season.   Experts have warned that,given the rate of pollution and destruction of water bodies in the country…

Clean Cooking system can work in Ghana
  The thick black walls, the hailing smoke that meander into the skies through the kitchen roof, emanating from traditional tripod, announcing the day’s preparation of meals is no longer winning hearts. This is due to growing concerns of exploitation of fuel wood for cooking and the attendant effects... Read more
Assemblies pledge to mainstream clean energy for cooking
  The Kassena-Nankana Municipal Assembly and the Kassena-Nankana West District Assembly in the Upper East Region have pledged to mainstream clean energy plans for cooking into their Medium Term Development Plans. In spite of the fact that 2010 statistics available at the Renewable Energy Unit of the Ministry of... Read more
KMA to launch ‘Operation keep the city clean’ campaign
    The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. Osei Asibey-Antwi, has vowed to go the extra mile to rid the city of filth and bring back its beautiful scenery. In line with this, he said, the assembly would soon launch what he termed “Operation keep the city clean”... Read more
NGOs tell EU donors to respect African clean energy leadership
    The European Commission and France are “doing far more harm than good” by pushing through projects without scrutiny, say campaigners A boy does schoolwork by the light of a solar-powered lamp (Pic: Patrick Bentley/SolarAid) By Megan Darby More than 100 NGOs from around the world weighed into... Read more
Chinese Monica wants Baako to come clean over galamsey sex video
Veteran journalist Abdul Kweku Baako name and shame tactic on the subject of galamsey has caused a stir among the Chinese community in Ghana. Mr. Baako mentioned Aisha Huan and another whose first name he gave as ‘Monica’ as involved in galamsey activities in the country. A Chinese woman ... Read more
Ghana’s ‘clean’ state in pictures
Beaches in Ghana are decorated with plastic wastes. The issue of waste management in Ghana is gradually getting out of hands as research has proven that about 80% of urban dwellers have no access to improved sanitation. Gutters are choked with human excreta, plastics and other solid wastes. Notwithstanding,... Read more
GNA and Zoom lion to clean Ministries and its environs
    The Ghana News Agency (GNA) in collaboration with Zoomlion Ghana Limited would on Saturday undertake a clean-up exercise as part of the Agency’s 60th Anniversary. The exercise, which would start from the Agency’s premises, would also be extended to the Ministries area as well. GNA, the largest... Read more
EU, France accused of hijacking ‘Africa-led’ clean energy scheme
  African head of $10bn programme quits, saying French environment minister Ségolène Royal intervened to impose EU-preferred projects French environment minister Ségolène Royal has been accused of undermining African leadership of a flagship clean energy programme (Pic: Flickr/COP Paris) By Megan Darby A $10bn clean energy programme launched at the... Read more
Clean Energy: President Akufo-Addo Cuts Sod For 400MW Bridge Power Project
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has cut the sod for the commencement of construction of the 400-MegaWatt Bridge Power project, the world’s largest LPG-fired power plant. At the ground-breaking ceremony, at Tema, on Thursday, 27th April, 2017, President Akufo-Addo noted that the $1 billion project... Read more
Researcher mounts campaign on clean cookstove
Organisations, households, and schools have been called upon to shift to the use of improved institutional stoves to avoid heat emissions and diseases. The improved stove is to help address domestic heating by using solid fuel such as wood and charcoal for household cooking. Mr Mchael Kweku Commeh, a... Read more