Open Defecation menace :Osagyefo Dr.Kwame Nkrumah would have been dissapointed

On the occasion of Founders Day, the Media Coalition Against Open Defecation has called on Ghanaians to reflect on the contributions of Ghana’s forebears which led to independence. A statement signed by the Convener, Emmanuel Addai, reminds the public of the threat posed by the practice of open defecation to…

Open defecation :Coalition calls for financial commitment by govt to end menace

The Media Coalition Against Open Defecation is calling for the establishment of a budget line for eradication of open defecation in annual budgets that syncs with the national road map.   The Coalition is of the view that, Ghana can achieve the universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation and…

Ghana Officials Question China’s Ambitions in Bauxite Mining Plan

Ghana is a country rich in natural resources, including crude oil, gold, diamonds, and minerals such as manganese and bauxite, and China—one of the West African country’s biggest investors—has set its sights on those valuable products. The investments are part of Beijing’s ambitious development project known as “One Belt, One…

President Akufo Addo leaves to attend SDGs events Env.activists expect him to denounce ‘Sale’ of Atewa Forest
  The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, left Accra- Ghana on Friday, 21st September, 2018, to participate in the inauguration ceremony of the President-elect of the Republic of Mali, H.E. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. President Akufo-Addo , after the inauguration ceremony will leave Mali on Saturday, 22nd... Read more
Upgrade Cape Three Point Forest into National Park -Env.Researchers
Environmental Researchers have recommended to government to upgrade Cape Three Point Forest Reserve from a Conservation status  into a National Park. The Cape Three Points Forest Reserve in the Ahanta West District in the Western Region, considered to be a Globally Significant Biodiversity Area (GSBA), has been under serious... Read more
Forestry officials destroy illegal farms in Desiri Forest reserve
The Mankranso command of the Forestry Commission has destroyed what they say is illegal farms in the Desiri forest reserves located in the Asutifi and Ahafo Ano North districts in Ashanti region. The move was triggered after the  management discovered large farms in the reserve without approval of the... Read more
Atewa Forest as National Park:The Double Standard of Okyeman Council and Okyenhene
The seeming retreat of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council and sudden silent of Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin on the ruling New Patriotic Party government intention leverage bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest Reserve for mining sparks of double Standard.    The Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council and Okyenhene Osagyefo... Read more
Environmentalists and CSOs worldwide petition China Development Bank to withdraw funding for mining in Atewa Forest
  About fifty-five(55) Environmental activists and Civil Society groups Worldwide have petitioned the China Development bank  which is financing Integrated bauxite mining project in Ghana ,to be carried out by Chinese firm Sinohydro in two important Forest reserves,Atewa and Nyinahin forest reserves.They want the Bank to withdraw the funding... Read more
Group calls for Ghana’s President to step down as Co -Chair of SDG over bauxite mining in Atewa Forest
  A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa ,an environmental advocacy group  in Ghana says it will be indictment on Ghana’s President Akufo Addo who is the Co-Chair of Eminent Advocates to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ,to go ahead to mine bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest... Read more
China National panda park to open by end of this year but Purchases Forest  in Ghana for mining
  China’s first giant panda national park-covering an area triple the size of Yellowstone National Park in the United States-will open soon, the National Forestry and Grassland Administration said on Aug 16. The park’s administrative office building is under construction and the park is expected to be operating before... Read more
Ghana government takes steps to tackle alarming forest degradation
The Government of Ghana has employed some twenty thousand (20,000) young men and women across the country to help manage the country’s forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Forestry experts have warned that Ghana risks losing its total forest cover to illegal logging... Read more
Secure Atewa Range Forest as a living heritage and legacy in the memory of the late Nana Sir Ofori Atta
The Council of Ghanaian Chiefs , members of the Okyeman Foundation  and the entire Ghanaian Community in the Netherlands have added their voices to calls on Government of Ghana to rescind its intended plan to mine bauxite deposite in the Atewa  Forest Reserve,which is a global biodiversity significant area.... Read more
  GWS releases scientific reasons why mining bauxite in Atewa Forest will be deleterious to Ghana
The Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS)  has released some scientific reasons backing calls by AROCHA -Ghana and other Civil Society groups for the government to rescind its intended plan to mine bauxite deposit in Atewa Forest Reserve . Last week a group calling itself  Concerned Citizens of Atewa Landscape embarked... Read more