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…

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EPA asked to mainstream sustainable land and water resources into  agriculture
Mr Salifu Saeed, the Northern Regional Minister has advised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remain committed to work effectively to mainstream sustainable land and water resources into agriculture. This, he said would lead to the increase in productivity of agriculture land, forests and water resources to reduce poverty... Read more
RIPS and EPA host Post-COP23 colloquium
A post-UN Conference of Parties (COP23) on Climate Change has been organised in Accra to sensitise key stakeholders on emerging issues from the Conference held in Bonn, Germany in November. The event, also attended by policymakers and key public officials, was hosted by the Regional Institute for Population Studies... Read more
President appoints Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie as EPA Executive Director
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie as the new Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr Sarkodie, until his appointment, was the Head of the Science and Education Department of the University of Education, Winneba, (Mampong Campus) in the Ashanti Region. He... Read more
Peter Abum Sarkodie appointed EPA Executive Director
President Nana Akufo Addo has appointed Peter Abum Sarkodie as the Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He was a former Member of Parliament for the Mampong Constituency from 2005 to 2009 and a Member of the Parliamentary Select Committee for Science and Environment. Peter Abum Sarkodie is... Read more
EPA service personnel educate students on environmental issues
  The 2016/2017 National Service personnel of the Environmental Protection Agency have embarked on a sensitisation drive to educate students of Weija Municipal Assembly Basic School and Junior High School on environmental issues. The 60 service personnel extended the education to the Weija Presby School, planted trees and interacted... Read more
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ended World Environment Day with  seedlings planting at Gyinyase Seventh Day Adventist Junior High School in the Kumasi metropolis. The tree planting was aimed at educating people on environmental protection thereby ensuring that the beauty of the environment is maintained and water bodies... Read more
Frafraha residents fight EPA over ‘toxic’ rubber factory
Residents of Frafraha in Accra are accusing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of compromising on their health after a plastic recycling factory was allowed to operate in the area without permit. The residents who live near the plastic manufacturing factory at north Frafraha say the toxic fumes from the... Read more
EPA plants 1,000 trees to Combat Desertification
A total of 1,000 cassia and mahogany seedlings have been planted along the Black Volta River near Siiro community in the Nadowli-Kaleo District of the Upper West Region. The planting of the seedlings was part of activities marking the 2017 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought in the... Read more
EPA takes steps to ensure safe handling of e-waste
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken steps to ensure safe handling of electronic waste (e-waste) in the Ashanti Region. Mr. Samuel Oteng, the Regional Director of the Agency, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that, a collection point, where these would be deposited was being set up in... Read more
EPA says website undergoing makeover to match Trump, Pruitt views
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks between Vice President Mike Pence (L) and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt prior to signing an executive order on ”energy independence,” eliminating Obama-era climate change regulations, during an event at the Environmental Protection… REUTERS/Carlos Barria   The website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA.gov,... Read more