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…

EU governments agree renewable energy targets for 2030
European Union environment and energy ministers on Monday agreed renewable energy targets for 2030 ahead of negotiations next year with the European Parliament, which has called for more ambitious green energy goals. European Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete holds a news conference on mobility and climate change package at the... Read more
Government’s plans to embark on solar programme is in right direction – Minister
  Mr Mustapha Abdul Hamid, Minister of Information, has said Government’s plan to embark on an MDA Solar Rooftop Programme from 2018 was in the right direction. He said programme dubbed: “Government Goes Solar” will ensure that, government institutions switch to renewable energy to reduce Government’s expenditure on utilities.... Read more
Fall Armyworm invasion could derail government’s agriculture initiative – Stakeholders
Stakeholders have warned that the growing menace of the Fall Armyworm could derail government’s programme to boost agriculture production and to create jobs. Speaking to the GNA on the sidelines of a two-day workshop organised by the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Food... Read more
African governments asked to commit resources for malarial control
Mr Andrew Deyi Saibu, the West Africa Regional Coordinator for the Next Generation Indoor Residual (NgenIRS) Project has appealed to African governments and the private sector to commit more resources to support in the Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) project. This, he said would help to control and eliminate malaria.... Read more
Galamseyers at Akrofusu defy government’s ultimatum
Despite government’s seeming aggressive effort to stop the menace, some galamsey operators at Akrofusu in the Eastern Region seem unperturbed. The Assembly Member for the area, Kwaku Nyarko, who made this known to Citi News, lamented the effects of galamsey on water bodies and the environment as a whole. “At... Read more