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…

In Kenya, fuel made from human faeces keeps the home fires burning
A Kenyan company has taken the mantra “waste not, want not” to unusual lengths by using human faeces to manufacture briquettes for use for use in cooking and heating. The fuel is made by workers from the Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company, who dry it, treat it in... Read more
We will protect Akosombo dam from Galamseyers
  Mr Richard Oppong Mensah, Director of the Akosombo Hydro Generating Station, has assured that robust measures are in place to bar illegal miners (Galamseyers) from destroying the Akosombo Dam. He indicated that there was adequate surveillance on the river body, which guarded it against the activities of Galamseyers... Read more
CHINA BANS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FROM GHANA
  Vegetables and fruits from Ghana have been banned from the Chinese market for failing to meet international production standards. The ban which took effect from the beginning of this year would further plunge the industry into crisis. Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, Carlos Ahenkorah, in an interview with... Read more
From heatwaves to hurricanes, floods to famine: seven climate change hotspots
Global warming will not affect everyone equally. Here we look at seven key regions to see how each is tackling the consequences of climate change View more sharing options By John Vidal- The Guardian It could have been the edge of the Sahara or even Death Valley, but it was the... Read more
Death toll from forest fire raging in Portugal climbs to 57
Firefighters work to put out a forest fire near Bouca, in central Portugal, June 18, 2017. REUTERS/RAFAEL MARCHANTE (Reuters) – A forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 57 people, a government official said on Sunday, in what is possibly the deadliest-ever single forest... Read more
Renewable energy project from Ghana among winners of $7m global competition
Three African renewable energy projects announced as winners of the US$7million Access Co-Development Facility competitition. Access Power , a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets in partnership with EREN Renewable Energy a global independent power producer, are delighted to announce the three winners of... Read more
US withdrawal from Paris  Climate Change Accord is a betrayal to future generation -African  King
His Royal Majesty of Akyem  Abuakwa State in Ghana-West Africa  ,Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has described as the “saddest moment in his life ” withdrawal of United States of America from the Paris Climate Change Accord. According to the Overlord ,the decision is a betrayal to future generation who... Read more
UNFCCC regrets Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement
  The Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said, it regrets the announcement by the President of the United States, Donald Trump on Thursday that his government will withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. A statement issued by the UNFCCC and copied to... Read more
Russian galamseyers sought protection from Kumbour – MP
The foreigners who were arrested for engaging in illegal mining activities on Monday applied for protection under the former Minister of Defence, Ben Kumbour. The Member of Parliament for Manso Adubia, Yaw Frimpong who made this revelation on the Citi Breakfast Show said: “I have made enquiries from the former Minister... Read more
Okyenhene demands apology from BNI over galamsey accusation
The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has demanded an immediate apology from the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) for wrongfully accusing him of engaging in ‘galamsey’ activities. His demands follow a BNI report which named the chief and his palace among scores of other chiefs from eight regions of... Read more