Gov’t to announce roadmap towards lifting of ban on small- scale mining.

Government is set to lift  ban placed on Small- Scale Mining more than a year ago. The ban came into force as part of government’s effort to sanitize the artisanal mining sector and to curb illegal mining which was causing wanton destruction to the environment and water bodies, after incessant…

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 in…

Humans have annihilated 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants on Earth-Research

Of all the birds left in the world, 70 percent are poultry chickens and other farmed birds, a study says. It says humans occupy a tiny space when it comes to planet Earth. The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01 per cent of all biomass on…

Galamsey threatens Ghana’s provision of water – Researcher
A research fellow with Ghana’s Water Research Institute, Dr. Anthony Duah, has predicted that Ghana may import water in the near future for domestic use if illegal miners continue to pollute the country’s water bodies. “Ghana is in a dire water situation and the sooner government brings to an... Read more
MDCEs charged to be serious about galamsey fight as district committees inaugurated in Kibi
Municipal and District Chief Executives  have been  warned not to  joke with the fight  against illegal mining in order not to incur the wrath of President Akufo-Addo. According to the minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng the President is resolute and serious about the fight against... Read more
Police destroy galamsey machines on Black Volta
 The police in Upper West have burnt three chanfan machines and other accessories of illegal mining on the banks of the Black Volta in the Lawra District after operators abandoned the machines at the sight of the security men. This followed an exercise at the region’s most famous illegal... Read more
Abandoned galamsey sites dangerous for farming-Research
 A study commissioned by  A ROCHA Ghana  and the  International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) -Netherlands on some abandoned illegal mine sites in parts of the Eastern Region has revealed alarming  concentration of mercury and arsenic chemicals in the soil hence not suitable for crop farming .   According... Read more
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.... Read more
Galamsey fight: Gov’t not unfairly targeting Small Scale Miners – Minerals Comm. Boss
The Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, Dr Tony Aubyn has said the government has no issues against the operations of small scale miners as has been perceived by a section of the public. According to him, government has stopped Small Scale Miners including lincensed ones from operating... Read more
Galamsey a major impediment in attaining SDGs – GHS.
The Ghana Health Service is calling for a more sustainable measures to end the illegal mining menace due to its potential threat to the  attainment of  the Sustainable Development Goals of the Country . According to the Lower Manya Municipal Public Health Nurse of the GHS ,Mrs.Irene Anuwa-Armah ,if... Read more
Galamsey fight: We won’t fail – IGP
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Appeatu, has said the Police administration cannot fail Ghanaians in the fight against illegal small-scale mining (galamsey). Speaking at a ceremony marking the deployment of a joint military-police taskforce led by Col William Agyapong to mining areas as a step further in... Read more
Scientists meet in Koforidua to find Solution to the galamsey menace
  The Ghana Science Association ,GSA, is meeting in Koforidua to find solution to the illegal gold mining menace popularly known as galamsey .   The 30th Biennial Conference is on the theme :’ The Galamsey Menace: The Role of Science,Technology and Innovation for sustainable Development’.   Addressing the... Read more
Stopping galamsey: Gov’t to ban mercury imports by end of year
Government has disclosed it will ban the importation of mercury to augment efforts to curb the impact of illegal mining activities in the country. The move is expected to take effect by the end of 2017. The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Boateng who announced... Read more