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…

Center for Climate Change calls on govt to invest in sustainable food systems and rural development
  The Center for Climate Change and Food Security (CCCFC) has called on Government of Ghana to invest in Sustainable Food production and rural development to enable the country meet growing food demand.   According to CCCFC  this will help to address some of the major global challenges from feeding... Read more
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... Read more
German gov’t aids Ghana to face out environmentally unfriendly Air -Conditioners
  The German Government is partnering Ghana, under its “Green Cooling Initiative” to reduce or phase-out all environmentally unfriendly air-conditioners that contribute significantly to global greenhouse gas emissions in the country. The move would give way to the introduction of air-conditioners using natural hydrocarbon refrigerants, instead of those using... Read more
Open defecation :Coalition calls for financial commitment by govt to end menace
The Media Coalition Against Open Defecation is calling for the establishment of a budget line for eradication of open defecation in annual budgets that syncs with the national road map.   The Coalition is of the view that, Ghana can achieve the universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation... Read more
Govt to distribute 7.5 Million certified palm and coconut seedlings to 30,000 farmers
  About 4.5 million oil Palm seedlings and 3 million coconut seedlings expected to be raised  by the Oil Palm Research Institute (OPRI)  under Center for Scientific Research Institute (CSIR) to be distributed to 30,000 farmers in 30 districts in Ghana for the 2019 farming season under the Planting for... Read more
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... 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
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