Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

Integrate the Environment into Development planining -A Rocha tells MDAs
  Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) have been urged to integrate  environmental related issues into both short term and long term development planning programs for a sustainable Development . A-Rocha Ghana, a civil society organization focused on the protection of the environment is embarking on a sensitization exercise... Read more
Affordable housing key for development and social equality, UN says on World Habitat Day
Urban October design competition. Photo: UN-HABITAT/Alejandro Montes With 1.6 billion people living in inadequate housing, one billion of whom reside in slums and informal settlements, the United Nations is spotlighting affordable homes on today’s World Habitat Day, which also marks the official start of Urban October – a month... Read more
Our natural resources should propel our development – Dr Manteaw
  Dr Steve Manteaw, Co-Chair of the multi-stakeholder committee of the Ghana Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (GHEITI), has said natural resources in a given society is a key component for enhanced development. However, he said, if such resources were not efficiently managed it could possibly erode democratic accountability as... Read more
Africa: ‘Radical’ Increases Needed in Water and Sanitation Systems to Meet Global Development Targets – UN Report
   As almost two billion people around the world rely on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are... Read more