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…

MDCEs charged to be serious about galamsey fight as district committees inaugurated in Kibi
Municipal and District Chief Executives  have been  warned not to  joke with the fight  against illegal mining in order not to incur the wrath of President Akufo-Addo. According to the minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng the President is resolute and serious about the fight against... Read more
Denkyembour District Security Council to raid on defiant illegal Miners
  The Denkyembour District Security Council ,DISEC, has hinted plans raid on illegal gold miners still operating in the district despite the national ban on their activities .  The newly sworn -in District Chief Executive for the district ,Mohammed Hashim Abdullah ,tells ENA ,the district security Council chaired by... Read more
Nine district mining officers interdicted – Amewu
Some nine district mining officers of the Minerals Commission have been interdicted by government after they were asked to proceed on an indefinite leave a week ago. The nine according to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources looked on as illegal miners ravaged the lands and water bodies... Read more
Nine district mine officers to proceed on leave
  Nine district mine officers in the country would from Monday proceed on indefinite leave, Mr John Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has announced . He said the officers had failed to ensure effective supervision and compliance with the mining rules and regulations, while others... Read more
Ghana:Bongo district smallholder farmers exploit indigenous farming technologies
Some Smallholder farmers in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region are exploiting indigenous farming technologies to preserve their food stuff for storage and treat their livestock of diseases and pest. This came to light at the launch of a new Food Security Project, dubbed “Promoting Local Innovation... Read more