EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

 EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of “foreign garbage” from the start of 2018. Announcing a new policy push on Tuesday, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said Brussels is mulling a tax, curbs on…

U.S. rivers getting saltier, drinking water at risk: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. rivers and streams have become saltier and more alkaline over the last 50 years, posing risks to drinking water by damaging pipelines and other infrastructure, according to a study released on Monday.   As municipal workers dump salt on roads to combat ice and farmers put…

KMA exposed ; engages in open disposal of untreated faecal matter

Residents of the Oti New Site in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi are threatening to hit the streets over continuous dumping of untreated faecal matter in streams and drains close to their homes. The residents are living perilously with the risk of contracting cholera and other sanitation related diseases. The…

Forestry Commission intensifies surveilance in Atewa Forest ,others over threat of invassion by displaced illegal miners
The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the  Forestry Services Division of the Forestry Commission  of Ghana has intensified surveillance in Forest reserves in the region particularly the Atewa Forest following continues invasion by desperate illegal miners displaced as a result of a ban on their activities. The government of Ghana... Read more
13 illegal miners jailed 39 years in addition to Ghc312,000 fine
  The Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ Presided over by Her Honour Mercy Adei – Kotei on Tuesday sentenced to jail ,thirteen(13) illegal miners to three ( 3 ) years each and additionally fined each convict  Ghc24,000 totalling Gh312,000. The convicts are  ,William Agyapong alias (3,3,4), Prince Awuni alias Flower... Read more
  75 illegal gold miners arrested at Konongo Odumasi
Seventy Five (75) illegal Miners have been arrested by the  Operation Vanguard Taskforce  at Konongo Odumasi in the Asante Akyem Central Municipality of the Ashanti Region. The suspects which include 5 females were operating in tunnels underneath houses of some residents . The illegal miners were arrested during a... Read more
11 illegal aluvia miners arrested on river Offin
A swoop by the Small Scale Miners Taskforce has resulted in the arrest of 11 persons who were illegally mining in the River Offin. The special taskforce was formed by the Small Scale Miners Association to assist government in the fight against illegal mining, which has led to the... Read more
Five illegal miners arrested in Atewa Forest
Five illegal miners have been remanded in Police custody by the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ for mining in Atewa Forest Reserve during Christmas . According to the Prosecuting Officer,Assistant State Attorney ,Cyril Boateng Keteku ,the complaint is a team of Regional Forestry Taskforce in charge of Pillar 32 and... Read more
Fight against illegal mining boosted by Ghana’s President
President Akufo Addo has charged the ten (10) member inter-ministerial committee on Environment and Natural Resources to effectively participate in the fight against illegal mining. He made this call Thursday December 28 at a ceremony to commission the secretariat for the Inter-ministerial committee on illegal mining. In a short... Read more
31 illegal miners including chinese grabbed
31 illegal miners, including Chinese nationals arrested A total number of 31 ‘illegal miners’ who were dredging the Offin River, near Dunkwa-on-Offin in the Central Region have been arrested by a taskforce constituted by the Small Scale Miners Association. The suspects, including Chinese nationals, have been sent to the... Read more
Three defiant illegal miners in court
Operation Vanguard Taskforce has arrested three illegal Miners in Akyem Abomosu in the Eastern Region . The accused illegal miners are Kwame Takyi, Kudjo  Asamoah  and Kofi Gyasi . The accused persons were on Friday put before Koforidua Circuit Court “B” and charged with two counts of conspiracy to... Read more
E/R:Operation Vanguard puts seven illegal miners possesing explosives in court
Seven illegal miners have been put before the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ for engaging in illegal mining in Nyafomang Forest Reserve in the Birim North District of the Eastern region . The accused persons are AKwasi Suley ,Salifu Zungudana ,Tsanor Victor, Narh Stephen ,Samuel Boafo,Okyere Prince and Nicholas Asokora... Read more
Court grants bail to 7 illegal Chainsaw operators
  The Koforidua Circuit Court “B” has granted bail to Seven(7) illegal Chainsaw Operators  arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region sawing economic trees .   The accused persons are Addo Godwin,30, Kwasi Kwakye,20,Okyere Patrick ,25, Solomon Megah,30, Anim Boateng,20, Yaw Ofori,25 ,and Addo Norbert ,25,.... Read more