Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

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…

Students hike in Atewa Forest Reserve add voices to make it National Park
Students from two Basic schools -Kibi Experimental Junior High School  and  Kibi-Akwadum R/C Junior High School in the East Akim Municipality have embarked on a hike through Atewa Forest to experience the wealth of biodiversity and water resources this magnificent forest protects. The Atewa Range Forest Reserve measuring 23,663... Read more
  It will be disrespect to Okyenhene if Akufo Addo government mines Bauxite in Atewa Forest
President Addo led government unwavering decision to mine  about $460 billion low-grade bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve in  Akyem Abuakwa in the Eastern region of Ghana will be disrespectful to the Okyenhene  Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin and entire Okyeman Council if the decision is not rescinded  given that,... Read more
BOST explains why it sold contaminated fuel
 The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) has challenged anyone with information on the illegal sale of contaminated or off-spec product at the pumps to report such action to the appropriate authority for immediate action. A statement from BOST and copied to Graphic Online said a technical team... Read more
Plans to split Savannah Ecological Zone finalised but expert says it will retard dev’t
The SADA zone Government says it has finalised plans to split the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone into two but an architect of the development of the zone has expressed fears the move would retard the development plan of the area. The Savannah Ecological Zone currently covers 54.4 per cent... Read more
World Heritage Day 2017: what it is and why is it important?
Seiganto-ji Temple and Nachi Falls – a World Heritage site (Picture: JTB Photo/UIG/Getty Images) World Heritage Day, celebrating international monuments and sites, is on April 18. The event is marked globally, and each year there’s a theme – this year it’s sustainable tourism. It’s been chosen to tie in with... Read more
The fight against open defecation: can it be won?
 Ghana has been ranked as second after Sudan in Africa, in open defecation with 19 per cent of the country’s population resorting to sanitation practices deemed the riskiest of all. As a result, the country spends about $79 million and more yearly on the control of open defecation, which... Read more
Galamsey is like mass murder, let’s ban it – Deputy A-G-designate
A deputy Justice Minister-designate has said illegal mining known as galamsey is akin to committing mass murder and must be “completely” banned. Joseph Dindiok Kpemka told Parliament’s Appointments Committee Wednesday “we are on our way to commit mass murder if we drink the polluted water.” He said it was... Read more
It makes economic sense to sell our lands for galamsey – Cocoa farmers
Farmers in the Western region say it is sweet surrender to give up their farms to ‘big-money’ buyers interested in exploiting it for gold. The farmers in the Wassa Amenfi East District of the region maintain that the ‘golden pod’ – cocoa – no longer provides economic returns worth... Read more