Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey

Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty. The…

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 illegal…

Deal with galamseyers – Gov’t to soldiers
The government has escalated its fight against illegal mining with the deployment of a joint military and police personnel to curb the scourge. In all 400 officers are being deployed and it is the first phase of a long-term campaign to protect mining sites across the country. Speaking at... Read more
Bauxite deal :leave Atewa Forest alone-Group
A Rocha Ghana, a civil society organisation, has appealed to the government not to cede portions of the Atiwa forest for bauxite mining as part of government’s $19 billion deal with China. According to the group, the Atiwa Forest Reserve in the Kwaebirem district serves as the main source... Read more
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
Governor Jerry Brown says president’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement will be only a temporary setback China and California have signed an agreement to work together on reducing emissions, as the state’s governor warned that “disaster still looms” without urgent action on climate change.... Read more
We’ll deal decisively with Aisha Huang despite threats – Amewu
The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu has said that his outfit determined to decisively apply the country’s laws against Chinese galamsey kingpin, Aisha Huang in spite of threats of protection allegedly from some top government and security officials. He said although some have argued that her... Read more
Ghana Gas seals deal with Chinese firm for major gas pipeline project
The Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) has signed a deal with Chinese multinational, Yantai Jereh Group, for the construction of an onshore 278 km natural gas pipeline from the Aboadze enclave in the Western Region to the power enclaves at Tema in the Greater Accra Region. The project agreement,... Read more
White House meeting on Paris climate deal postponed: official
U.S. President Donald Trump walks to Marine One as he departs for a day trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin, from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts A White House meeting that was to help determine whether the United States should withdraw... Read more
Government rolls out programme to deal with galamsey
  Mr John Peter Amewu, Minister of Lands and Forestry, has launched the Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) at Kwahu-Mpreaso in the Eastern Region to holistically tackle the issue of illegal mining and bring sanity in the sector. The MMIP is built on a three-prong approach involving the provision... Read more
Comprehensive Policy document to deal with galamsey to be out  – Akufo-Addo assures
President of Ghana  Nana Akufo-Addo  has reiterated his government’s commitment to solving illegal mining menace in the country with comprehensive approach.According to the President,the “piecemeal” approach by previous governments has not yielded the needed results in dealing with the destructive activities of illegal miners known as ‘galamseyers’ . He said,a... Read more