Small Scale Miners to be vetted

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet all registered and trained small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena…

Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist

Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to Class…

Government ousting customary water rights for WRC Act 1996 is why most Ghanaians drink bad water

I am getting it hard to understand why same government who robbed chiefs and traditional authorities of the ancestral or customary rights on water resources for the Water Resources Commission in 1996 has failed to manage, regulate and provide potable water for citizenry. It is sad to note from the…

Government needs US$400 million to clean Ankobra River
  The government has estimated US$400 million as the amount needed to dredge and clean the heavy mercury content in the Ankobra River in the Western Region due to the activities of illegal small-scale mining. This followed the assessment of the turbidity level of the River by a private... Read more
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