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
Fight against illegal mining boosted by Ghana’s President
President Akufo Addo has charged the ten (10) member inter-ministerial committee on Environment and Natural Resources to effectively participate in the fight against illegal mining. He made this call Thursday December 28 at a ceremony to commission the secretariat for the Inter-ministerial committee on illegal mining. In a short... Read more
Chief calls for help to fight aquatic weeds on Volta Lake
A newly enstooled chief of Kpong, Nene Kpabitey Nyarko II has called on investment and business entities (individual or organization) within and outside the country to come to the aid of the Kpong community to work together towards the dredging of aquatic weeds and development of the Volta Lake... Read more
  Angry Sissala East Youth forms Taskforce to fight illegal rosewood harvesting
The Youth of Sissala East District in the Upper West Region of Ghana have been compelled to form a taskforce to fight against the alarming illegal rosewood harvesting in the district following failure by government to stop the menace .   The taskforce  set up on Tuesday, with the... Read more
Fight Against Deforestation Important – Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the fight against deforestation and forest degradation is critical to Ghana’s successes of tackling Climate Change. With Climate Change being, perhaps, the biggest threat to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, President Akufo-Addo noted that it is fast becoming a developmental issue... Read more
Fight against illegal mining will be extended to illegal exploitation of all natural resources -Minister
The Eastern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has held a  stakeholder forum on the fight against  illegal mining and the activities of operation Vanguard taskforce in the region . The forum was  attended by the REGSEC Members made up heads of security agencies .Also in attendance were Heads of Departments... Read more
TMA to fight Ramsar Site encroachment
  The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has hinted on the Assembly’s determination to halt Sakumo wetlands (Ramsar site) encroachment in Tema. Briefing the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Thursday, Mr. Frank Asante, informed that Ramsar Lands were special areas that were protected by... Read more
Galamsey fight: Gov’t not unfairly targeting Small Scale Miners – Minerals Comm. Boss
The Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, Dr Tony Aubyn has said the government has no issues against the operations of small scale miners as has been perceived by a section of the public. According to him, government has stopped Small Scale Miners including lincensed ones from operating... Read more
Small Scale miners fight Akufo-Addo’s anti-galamsey task force
Operation Vanguard tasksforce The National Association of Small Scale Miners is questioning the absence of alternative jobs for thousands of its members following the deployment of a special task force tasked to clamp down on illegal small scale miners. The 400 specially trained security task force made up of... Read more
Galamsey fight: We won’t fail – IGP
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Appeatu, has said the Police administration cannot fail Ghanaians in the fight against illegal small-scale mining (galamsey). Speaking at a ceremony marking the deployment of a joint military-police taskforce led by Col William Agyapong to mining areas as a step further in... Read more