Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Water stress scare hits Ghana,Consumers  advised to conserve water

  There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to help mitigate the impact particularly during the dry season.   Experts have warned that,given the rate of pollution and destruction of water bodies in the country…

Mercury content in Kyebi is higher than WHO approved level

  Mr Johan Zietsman, Lead Researcher for the Kyebi Reclamation Project, has said the mercury content in some mining sites in Kyebi in the Eastern Region is 2,000 times higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) permissible level. The researcher who works with the Eco Sika Ghana Limited Gold Recovery…

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
2018 Budget : Gov’t institutions to go Solar
The Government of Ghana has outlined plans to embark on renewable and alternate energy drive in the Country .   As a result ,Government will from 2018  embark on  an MDA Solar Rooftop Programme dubbed “Government Goes Solar” which will ensure that,government institutions switch to renewable energy  to reduce... Read more
Open Defecation: Gov’t To Supply 1m Toilet Facilities – Adda
As part of efforts to fight open defecation, government says it will be providing one million toilet facilities across the country. An estimated 1.1 billion people in developing countries, including Ghana, resort to open defecation and UNICEF’s Country Director of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, David Duncan predicted that it... Read more
Gov’t moves to restore degraded forests
  Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Mr. John Peter Amewu, has hinted of plans to launch an aggressive reforestation programme to restore the nation’s degraded forests. He said come next year, the government would roll out a comprehensive policy to encourage plantation development. The goal, he said, was not... Read more
Gov’t trains 100 observers to check and record illegal fishing activities
A Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Francis Kingsley Ato Cudjoe, says Government is training 100 observers to be put on vessels to check and record illegal fishing activities.They will, particularly, check Saiko, (illegal activities involving conniving foreign and local vessels) to enable them to provide enough evidence... Read more
Govt declares RED ALERT on illegal fishing
      Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, the Senior Minister at the Presidency, on Wednesday, said the Government by an Executive Fiat, has declared a : “RED ALERT,” in all forms of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing methods in Ghana. He said the relevant law enforcement agencies were, therefore, enjoined... Read more
Gov’t begins evacuation of dump sites at Mallam Market, other areas
Photo credit: Sanitation and Water Resources   The government has begun evacuating half a million tonnes of refuse at the Mallam Market dumpsite in Accra. This follows the closure of six dump sites located within the Accra Region, including those at Mallam Market. During a tour of two of... Read more
Abolish import levy on timber – Traders to Gov’t   
The Domestic Lumber Traders Association of Ghana is demanding the abolishment of duties and levies on importation of wood into the country. According to the group,  the move will encourage traders to resort to importations for domestic consumption to satisfy the increasing demand for wood in the country. Statistics... Read more
Gov’t to exploit iron ore, manganese deposits in Western, Northern regions
Government has indicated plans to strengthen the local steel industry to help create employment for the youth and grow the economy. This is to be achieved through exploitation of Iron Ore and Manganese deposits in the Northern and Western regions of the country. President Akufo-Addo announced this during a keynote address... 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