Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Water stress scare hits Ghana,Consumers  advised to conserve water

  There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to help mitigate the impact particularly during the dry season.   Experts have warned that,given the rate of pollution and destruction of water bodies in the country…

Mercury content in Kyebi is higher than WHO approved level

  Mr Johan Zietsman, Lead Researcher for the Kyebi Reclamation Project, has said the mercury content in some mining sites in Kyebi in the Eastern Region is 2,000 times higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) permissible level. The researcher who works with the Eco Sika Ghana Limited Gold Recovery…

WilDaf kicks against bauxite mining in Atewa Forest
Women in Law  and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) has added its voice to calls opposing government decision to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve . The 23,663 Hectare  Atewa Forest Reserve is one of the internationally recognized critical ecosystems with high species richness and abundance . The Atewa Forest... Read more
Forestry Commission collaborates with Communities to protect Forest Reserves
 The Eastern Regional Manager of  Forestry Commission ,Yaw Atuahene Nyako, says the commission has increased its informant network  to get timely and accurate information about the operations of illegal miners who sneak into the forest reserves in the region particularly the Atewa Forest. It follows continue invasion of the Atewa... Read more
Journalists must ask relevant environmental questions especially on Atewa forest bauxite mining
President Akufo-Addo will today meet the media at the Flagstaff House for an encounter over his first year in office.This is the second time the President is meeting the press since his ascended the Presidency on January 7, 2016. A similar exercise was conducted in July 2017.Over the years ,the... Read more
Ethiopia: Nation to Restore Over 20 Mln Ha Forest Landscape
Photo: The Ethiopian Herald (File photo). By Genet Fekade ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia has planned ambitious programs of forest landscape restoration to resuscitate more than 20 million hectares of degraded forest landscapes within the next 20 years, The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change disclosed. In an exclusive... Read more
Forest,Water bodies crucial for Survival so must be protected-Minister
  Professor Frimpong Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has said forest and water bodies are fundamental to human survival and must be protected from wanton destruction by illegal gold miners. He said the forest and its biodiversity were sources of drugs to treat diseases, as... Read more
Forestry Commission intensifies surveilance in Atewa Forest ,others over threat of invassion by displaced illegal miners
The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the  Forestry Services Division of the Forestry Commission  of Ghana has intensified surveillance in Forest reserves in the region particularly the Atewa Forest following continues invasion by desperate illegal miners displaced as a result of a ban on their activities. The government of Ghana... Read more
Five illegal miners arrested in Atewa Forest
Five illegal miners have been remanded in Police custody by the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ for mining in Atewa Forest Reserve during Christmas . According to the Prosecuting Officer,Assistant State Attorney ,Cyril Boateng Keteku ,the complaint is a team of Regional Forestry Taskforce in charge of Pillar 32 and... Read more
Scientists discover globally rare terrestrial  Monkey in Atewa Forest in Ghana
The attention of the International community is directing to Ghana following A Rocha  Scientists discovery of Cercocebus Lunulatus ,a rare terrestrial Monkey in the Atewa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region of the country.   The mangabey – a rare terrestrial monkey – is classified as Critically Endangered on... Read more
World Bank gives US$5.5 million in support of forest project
  Ghana’s effort at rolling back the increasing deforestation and forest degradation has received a huge boost with the launch of a five-year project targeting forest-rich communities in two regions – Western and Brong-Ahafo. The US$5.5 million project funded by the World Bank would be piloted in 51 communities... Read more
Atewa Forest :Seven illegal Chainsaw Operators busted
  Seven(7) illegal Chainsaw Operators have been arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region sawing economic trees .   The suspects are Addo Godwin,30, Kwasi Kwakye,20,Okyere Patrick ,25, Solomon Megah,30, Anim Boateng,20, Yaw Ofori,25 ,and Addo Norbert ,25,.     The Seven were arrested Tuesday by... Read more