Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

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
Court fines 4 illegal miners ghc57,600 in default serve 96 months jail
The Asamankese Circuit Court presided over by His Honour Ayitey Armah Tetteh  has convicted four illegal miners dying of hunger to a total fine of Ghs57,600  in default serve  96 months jail term. The convicts  are;Sampson Kwabena Brobey-29 years,Oscar Amoako-22 years,Issac Yaw Twum-43 years and Solomon Aidoo-31 years. The... Read more
   Forestry Commission Commends Judge over Swift Prosecution of 29 foreign illegal miners
The Eastern Regional Branch of the Forestry Commission of Ghana has commended  the Presiding Judge of the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ ,Her Honour Mercy Adei -Kotei and the Attorney General Department in the region for the swift prosecution of the 29 foreigners arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve .... Read more
29 African illegal miners fined Ghc15,690,000 in default serve 139 prison sentence
The Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’  Presided over by Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei has convicted 29 illegal miners mostly foreigners arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve to a total fine of Ghc15,690 ,000 in default serve  139 years. Three of the convicts who are Ghanaians were convicted  to a... Read more
Fight against illegal mining will be extended to illegal exploitation of all natural resources -Minister
The Eastern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has held a  stakeholder forum on the fight against  illegal mining and the activities of operation Vanguard taskforce in the region . The forum was  attended by the REGSEC Members made up heads of security agencies .Also in attendance were Heads of Departments... Read more
Anti-galamsey Taskforce arrests 108 illegal miners
Illegal Miners At least 108 people have been arrested by the 400-member Galamsey Taskforce dispatched across the country last week. The men were arrested at their mining sites during regular patrol conducted by the taskforce. The contingent in the Ashanti Region has arrested 82 illegal miners while the team... Read more
E/R :Operation Vanguard Taskforce  arrest 26 illegal Miners
The Eastern regional operation Vanguard Taskforce  has arrested 26 illegal alluvia miners popularly known as Chanfai for defying ban on illegal mining activities .  The suspects were arrested from  August 3rd to 5th,2017 during their patrol operations in some mining sites in the region. The Deputy regional Public Relations... Read more
Operation Vanguard tastes first major clash with illegal miners; one dead
The anti-illegal mining task force commissioned last week on Sunday evening clashed with illegal miners in the Ashanti Region, leaving one illegal miner dead. Public Relations Officer of Operation Vanguard, Major Gariba Pabi, said around 17:00 GMT personnel from the Ashanti Region on patrol met stone-pelting illegal miners at... Read more
1M in illegal elephant ivory, pangolin scales seized in Malaysia
More than 1 tonne of pangolin scales discovered in less than 2 months The Associated Press   Seized pangolin scales and tusks are shown by Malaysian customs officials. (Vincent Thian/AP) Malaysian authorities said Wednesday that they seized 23 pieces of elephant tusks and 301 kg of pangolin scales believed... Read more