Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

   Forestry Commission Commends Judge over Swift Prosecution of 29 foreign illegal miners
The Eastern Regional Branch of the Forestry Commission of Ghana has commended  the Presiding Judge of the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ ,Her Honour Mercy Adei -Kotei and the Attorney General Department in the region for the swift prosecution of the 29 foreigners arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve .... Read more
Forestry Commission launches forests 2020 project
The Forestry Commission, in partnership with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Ecometrica has officially launched the Forest 2020 project in Ghana. The project seeks to address technical barriers across six countries to the sustained implementation of effective forests monitoring systems, capable of measuring forest... Read more
Forestry Commission chalks progress with fight against illegal mining in Ashanti Region
Chinese illegal miners and their local collaborators were picked up in the Apamprama Forest Forestry Commission officials in Ashanti Region are patting themselves on the back for what they claim is victory in the fight against illegal mining. Acting Regional Manger of Forestry Services Division, Isaac Noble Eshun, is... Read more
Forestry Commission begs CJ to deal with illegal logging
  The Forestry Commission of Ghana is appealing to the new Chief Justice to ensure that courts deal with illegal logging cases incisively with severe punishment to deter others. The Chief Executive Officer of the Commission,Mr.Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie  explained that ,illegal logging is a bane to Forest sustainability due... Read more
Illegal mining: Baako fingers “big fish” at Forestry Commissio
Editor in chief of the New Crusading Guide is accusing “a big fish” at the Forestry Commission of selling Ghana’s green forest reserves to Chinese galamsey miners. Malik Kweku Baako Jnr will not name the official, at least for now, but says “that big man” was caught on tape... Read more
Pressure mounts on Forestry Commission to release seized truck-load of illegal lumber at Kibi
The  Forestry Commission of Ghana is under intense Political pressure to release truck smuggling illegal lumber believed to have been harvested from the Atewa Forest Reserve . Officials of the commission seized the truck loaded with illegal lumber during the World Environment Day Celebration held at Kibi . However,... Read more
Ghana to mark 6th Forestry Week, Greening Day
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in collaboration with the Forestry Commission and other stakeholders will celebrate the 6th Forestry Week and Greening Ghana Day 2017 from June 13 to 14. This year’s programme will be dedicated to tree planting and promoting awareness on the importance of forests... Read more
Forestry Commission considers arming forestry guards to protect reserves
The forestry commission is considering arming its forest guards to protect them from armed attacks of illegal miners and illegal chainsaw operations. According to the commission, cartels in the illegal lumbering and galamsey business threatening to infiltrate the nation’s forest reserves always come armed with sophisticated weapons. Speaking to... Read more
Project to strengthen capacity of non-state actors in the forestry sector launched
A Project to strengthen the capacity of non-state actors to improve Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT), Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA) and REDD+ processes in Western Africa has been launched. The €35.5 million project was launched by Tropenbos Ghana, a forestry research non-governmental organisation, in conjunction with Nature... Read more
Forestry Commission to strengthen permit regime
The Forestry Commission says it is reviewing and strengthening its permit regime to effectively regulate the exploitation of Rosewood harvesting in line with the agreement of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Deputy Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, Mr John Allotey, told a press conference... Read more