Netherlands Embassy in Ghana features 22 year old Ghanaian Plastic warrior

  Ahead of Voltic Ghana Ltd launch of “iRecycle “Project on November 23,2018 in Accra, the  Netherlands Embassy in Ghana on Tuesday November 20,2018 featured  22-year old Ghanaian plastic-warrior and Executive Assistant at Coliba Waste Management Company, Prince Mortey,who has waged war against plastic pollution in the Ghana. 1 Prince…

Ghana’s integrated E-Waste Management Program to create 20,000 direct Jobs

    Government  expected to create 20,000 direct jobs with the establishment of an integrated e-waste recycling facility  at Agbogbloshie ,a suburb of Ghana’s capital ,Accra.   Finance Minister ,Ken Ofori Atta, presenting the 2019 budget statement in Parliament on Thursday said “the Integrated e-waste Management program has been launched and will, among…

Zoomlion, AMA, Cape Town collaborate in waste management for Clean Accra Vision

Zoomlion Ghana Limited and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) have collaborated with the City of Cape Town in South Africa to be able to feed into President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s mantra of making Accra the cleanest city in the sub-region. This effort by the two organizations having great interest…

Caribbean Looks to Protect its Seafood From Mercury
Four Caribbean countries have done an inventory of the major sources of mercury contamination in their islands, but a great deal of work still needs to be done to determine where and what impact this mercury is having on the region’s seafood chain. Trinidad and Tobago, St Kitts and... Read more
Ghana doubles effort to phase out Mercury
Steps are underway to get Ghana phase out items and chemicals containing mercury in line with the Minamata Convention on Mercury, an official disclosed here on Tuesday. Sam Adu-Kumi, Director for Chemicals Control and Management Centre/Registrar of Pesticides of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stressed the need for some... Read more
Mercury content in Kyebi is higher than WHO approved level
  Mr Johan Zietsman, Lead Researcher for the Kyebi Reclamation Project, has said the mercury content in some mining sites in Kyebi in the Eastern Region is 2,000 times higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) permissible level. The researcher who works with the Eco Sika Ghana Limited Gold... Read more
Ghana makes effort to reduce mercury usage
  A delegation of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) on Thursday held discussions with officials of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation on how to reduce mercury usage in artisanal mining. The meeting, also attended by members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM),... Read more
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... Read more
Stopping galamsey: Gov’t to ban mercury imports by end of year
Government has disclosed it will ban the importation of mercury to augment efforts to curb the impact of illegal mining activities in the country. The move is expected to take effect by the end of 2017. The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Boateng who announced... Read more
EU ratification propels global mercury treaty into force
EU ratification propels global mercury treaty into force Press Release Today the EU and seven of its member states (Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, and Sweden) ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury, thereby providing the “tipping point’’ needed to trigger its entry into force. “The EU has... Read more
Nationwide Mercury inventory  begin in Ghana
A nationwide Mercury inventory program in Ghana is expected to begin for accurate data on usage of the poisonous heavy metal to develop a national mercury profile for Ghana as part of Minamata Initial Assessment project being implemented by Environmntal Protection Agency ,(EPA) ,with support from United Nations Development Program,(UNDP) ... Read more
Ghana Ratifies Mercury Convention
Toxic Metal Used in Small-Scale Gold Mining Especially Harmful to Children.People living in Ghana’s mining communities may now be better protected from deadly mercury poisoning. On March 23, Ghana ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury – a real step forward for communities affected by mercury pollution. Mercury, a toxic... Read more
Researchers assess harmful effects of mercury use on small-scale miners
A research to assess the effect of excessive use of mercury in gold extraction on artisanal miners and residents of mining communities in Ghana is currently underway. The miners are said to be exposed to cancer-related diseases. The Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) is funding the 1.5 million-dollar research... Read more