Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey

Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty. The…

FoN opposes immediate ban of mercury in Ghana

  Friends of the Nation (FoN), an environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, has opposed an immediate ban on the importation of mercury into the country and, therefore, advised the Government to tread cautiously to prevent any backlash. It said an immediate ban on mercury imports and use may make the current illegal…

Let’s prioritise efforts to protect forest resources – Stakeholders
Stakeholders at a National Forest Forum have asked for the implementation of programmes that would increase on awareness on Forest Laws, Legislations and Climate Change among  the public and critical institutions to protect forest resources. They said making the media, the Judiciary, religious entities and other key stakeholders understand... Read more
  E/R :Court fines two chainsaw operators  ghc4600 for sawing trees in Atewa Forest
The Kwarbeng District Magistrate Court  in the Eastern region has convicted two illegal  chainsaw operators to a total fine of Ghc4,600 and in default serve eight months prison sentence each with hard labour . The Court has also confiscated the Chainsaw Machine and the lumbers . The two convicts,Kwasi... Read more
Okyenhene parries bauxite mining in Atewa Forest opts for Ecotourism
Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has stated that Akyem Abuakwa area has the potential to become ecotourism destination in Ghana. According to the Overload of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional area ,the ecotourism potential of the Atewa rainforest and its ability to save  the world from debilitating effect of climate change... Read more
Chief urges gov’t  to provide more rangers to Atewa forest
    Government has been urged to post more rangers to Atewa Forest Reserve to complement efforts in protecting the precious forest .   The Akyem Ampetiahene ,Barimah Owusu  Boahene who placed the call argues that, inadequate rangers and logistics are impeding relentless efforts of the Forestry Commission in... Read more
  Okyenhene makes pronouncement on plan by government to mine bauxite in Atewa Forest
    Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin is expected to make pronouncement on government’s plan to mine bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest Reserve .   He will speak on the controversial subject matter today Saturday at Kyebi during a durbar climaxing this year’s Ohum festival on the theme... Read more
Two illegal loggers arrested in Atewa forest 
Two persons have been arrested by a joint team of Police and Forestry Commission rangers over illegal lumbering of economic trees in the Atewa Forest Reserve . The petrol team of the Forestry Commission while embarking on normal surveillance operation in the forest detected the two suspects smuggling the... Read more
Forest Commission intensifies awarness on REDD+ program
  The Forestry commission of Ghana has admited awareness creation on the National Strategy on REDD+ has not been vigorous as expected hence decision by the Commission to intensify public education on the program aim at conserving forest and reducing carbon emission. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest degradation... Read more
NGOs make moves to stop bauxite mining in Atewa Forest
The Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Against Mining in the Atiwa Forest Reserve, has said it will petition the International Union For Conservation of Nature, to stop attempts by Government to allow the mining of bauxite in parts of the forest as part of a 15 billion dollar arrangement... Read more
Bauxite deal :leave Atewa Forest alone-Group
A Rocha Ghana, a civil society organisation, has appealed to the government not to cede portions of the Atiwa forest for bauxite mining as part of government’s $19 billion deal with China. According to the group, the Atiwa Forest Reserve in the Kwaebirem district serves as the main source... Read more
MORTGAGING ATIWA FOREST, WHO CARES ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, BIODIVERSITY AND REDD+
  Ghana is at a point of mortgaging the Bauxite deposit in the Atiwa forest and Nyinahin for the People’s Republic of China for some $15billion. Good as it may sound, it appears Ghana in our quest to mortgage the Bauxite deposits is losing sight of the fact that... Read more