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
Water challeges in Ghana to worsen if Govt goes ahead to mine bauxite in Atewa Forest – AROCHA
An International environmental stewardship organization subsidiary in Ghana , AROCHA Ghana  ,working in conservation, environmental education and sustainable agriculture is predicting severe water crises in the Country should government goes ahead to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region .   The Atewa Forest Reserve... Read more
An Accra Circuit Court has adjourned the case involving the four Russians, including a Ukrainian arrested for indulging in illegal mining (galamsey) to July 25. The court adjourned the case because the substantive prosecutor was on a training course. The accused persons were granted bail in the sum of... Read more
Cocobod goes to cocoa farmers’ rescue following armyworm invasion
Barely 48 hours after  report on the invasion of cocoa farms by armyworms within the Ejisu-Juaben and Mampong municipalities of the Ashanti Region, the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has intervened.   The Cocoa Health Extension Division of COCOBOD has presented several boxes of insecticide to affected cocoa farmers to... Read more