Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey

Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty. The…

FoN opposes immediate ban of mercury in Ghana

  Friends of the Nation (FoN), an environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, has opposed an immediate ban on the importation of mercury into the country and, therefore, advised the Government to tread cautiously to prevent any backlash. It said an immediate ban on mercury imports and use may make the current illegal…

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
Forestry Commission chalks progress with fight against illegal mining in Ashanti Region
Chinese illegal miners and their local collaborators were picked up in the Apamprama Forest Forestry Commission officials in Ashanti Region are patting themselves on the back for what they claim is victory in the fight against illegal mining. Acting Regional Manger of Forestry Services Division, Isaac Noble Eshun, is... Read more
I’ll not allow you to destroy the environment – President tells illegal miners in Kyebi
President Akufo Addo has reiterated his government’s commitment to bring to an end the illegal mining menace that has caused destruction to water bodies and the environment. The President told illegal miners in his hometown, Kibi, government will not allow them to destroy the environment with impunity, adding that government... Read more
Two illegal loggers arrested in Atewa forest 
Two persons have been arrested by a joint team of Police and Forestry Commission rangers over illegal lumbering of economic trees in the Atewa Forest Reserve . The petrol team of the Forestry Commission while embarking on normal surveillance operation in the forest detected the two suspects smuggling the... Read more
Fisheries Commission destroys illegal fishing nets worth GHc3m
As part of efforts to address the canker of illegal fishing methods and discourage the use of illegal fishing nets on Ghana’s waters, the fisheries commission has destroyed illegal nets worth about three million Ghana cedis at the Tema landfill site. The Commission destroyed about 30 trolley nets and... Read more
International illegal logging conference touches on myriad issues
The annual London conference brings together key players from a wide range of countries. A core issue at this year’s conference was the FLEGT process. FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) is the EU’s answer to fighting the global scourge of illegal logging. Collectively around the world, illegal... Read more
Illegal miners resurface at mining sites in East Akyem
Illegal miners  who seized to operate during the peak of nationwide crackdown have return  to the mining sites at Kibi and its surrounding communities in the East Akyem Municipality of the Eastern region. The miners mostly operate in the evening  to thwart  possible arrest. Information gathered from the communities... Read more