Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Ghana to lose €60m Dutch govt facility over delayed implementation of recycling project

Ghana risks losing a €60 million subsidy facility from the Netherland government to set up a solid waste recycling plant if the country fails to sign a partnership agreement on the project by the end of this month. The project which has the capacity to recycle 20 tonnes of solid waste,…

Mineral Commission to recruit mine guards to police mining areas

Mr Addae Antwi-Boasako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, said the Commission was embarking on the recruitment of mine guards to help deal rapidly with the issues of illegal mining. He said the mine guards would be stationed at the hotbeds and hotspots in the mining fields so…

Chief goes wild over resurfacing of galamsey
The Chief of Akyem Nsutam in the Fanteakwa south district of the Eastern Region, Osabarima Baafi Sarpong Kumakuma has blast the Inter-Ministerial Committee Against Galamsey for looking on unconcerned over return of illegal mining in parts of the Eastern region. Addressing the media ,the chief accused some faceless individuals... Read more
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