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…

  GWS releases scientific reasons why mining bauxite in Atewa Forest will be deleterious to Ghana
The Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS)  has released some scientific reasons backing calls by AROCHA -Ghana and other Civil Society groups for the government to rescind its intended plan to mine bauxite deposit in Atewa Forest Reserve . Last week a group calling itself  Concerned Citizens of Atewa Landscape embarked... Read more
Six(6) day – 95km protest march to flagstaff house over bauxite mining in Atewa Forest enters day 3.
The six(6) Day  -95km Protest march to the flagstaff House seat of Government of Ghana has entered day three(3) as  hundreds of residents of  fringe communities of the Atewa Forest Reserve relentlessly soldier on petitioning stakeholders against government’s plan to mine bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest. The protest march... Read more
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... Read more
Hundreds protest against bauxite mining in Atewa Forest, Petition Okyenhene
Hundreds of residents of  fringe communities of the Atewa Forest Reserve  on Saturday commenced a six-day walk from Kyebi to Accra  (95km) to protest  government’s decision to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region. The Route of Walk as scheduled are ; Sagyimase to Kyebi... Read more
Illegal mining ban extended
Mr John-Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, on Wednesday, announced the extension of the ban on illegal mining indefinitely, noting that, government’s agenda to halt the menace has not been achieved. Government on the assumption of office in January 2017, introduced the ban in May for... Read more
WilDaf kicks against bauxite mining in Atewa Forest
Women in Law  and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) has added its voice to calls opposing government decision to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve . The 23,663 Hectare  Atewa Forest Reserve is one of the internationally recognized critical ecosystems with high species richness and abundance . The Atewa Forest... Read more
Ghana loses $30billion annually through illegal gold mining
Over $30billion worth of illegally mined gold is smuggled from Ghana every year, according to the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Boateng. According to him, Ghana has over the years lost billions of dollars through illegal gold mining as foreigners engaged in the value chain... Read more
Leader of defiant illegal mining group in Atewa forest jailed ,slapped with hefty fine
A 47 year old illegal miner, has been convicted to three and half years  prison sentence with hard labour and additionally, fined Ghc26,400 . The convict, Sampson Benchi a farmer, is leader of a mining group five of  whom have been arrested including  the convict, put before Koforidua Circle... Read more
Journalists must ask relevant environmental questions especially on Atewa forest bauxite mining
President Akufo-Addo will today meet the media at the Flagstaff House for an encounter over his first year in office.This is the second time the President is meeting the press since his ascended the Presidency on January 7, 2016. A similar exercise was conducted in July 2017.Over the years ,the... 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