Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Ghana to lose €60m Dutch govt facility over delayed implementation of recycling project

Ghana risks losing a €60 million subsidy facility from the Netherland government to set up a solid waste recycling plant if the country fails to sign a partnership agreement on the project by the end of this month. The project which has the capacity to recycle 20 tonnes of solid waste,…

Mineral Commission to recruit mine guards to police mining areas

Mr Addae Antwi-Boasako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, said the Commission was embarking on the recruitment of mine guards to help deal rapidly with the issues of illegal mining. He said the mine guards would be stationed at the hotbeds and hotspots in the mining fields so…

Operation Vanguard must begin to gundown illegal miners -1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament
  The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu, is suggesting that ,Operation Vanguard Task force deployed to mining regions of Ghana to clamp down on illegal miners  must begin to deal ruthless towards recalcitrant illegal  miners still operating despite ban on their activities . According to Joe Osei Owusu ,the... Read more
Only 12 mining engineers available in Ghana; Deputy Min needs over 100
Government is recruiting mining engineers and inspectors as it enters the next stage of the anti-galamsey crusade. For a country, popular for producing gold, diamond and other minerals, only 12 mining engineers are available in Ghana, a number Deputy Lands and Natural Resources Minister has described as discouraging. According... Read more
Photos:US Ambassador Jackson joined Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana Deputy Ambassador Caecilia Wijgers on a visit to Atewa Forest Reserve yesterday
Ambassador Jackson joined Embassy of the Netherlands in Ghana Deputy Ambassador Caecilia Wijgers on a visit to Atewa Forest Reserve yesterday. The ambassador called on the Okyenhene and expressed the U.S. government’s support for designating Atewa as a national park to protect its long-term economic potential and benefit the... Read more
Galamsey is like mass murder, let’s ban it – Deputy A-G-designate
A deputy Justice Minister-designate has said illegal mining known as galamsey is akin to committing mass murder and must be “completely” banned. Joseph Dindiok Kpemka told Parliament’s Appointments Committee Wednesday “we are on our way to commit mass murder if we drink the polluted water.” He said it was... Read more