Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Ghana to lose €60m Dutch govt facility over delayed implementation of recycling project

Ghana risks losing a €60 million subsidy facility from the Netherland government to set up a solid waste recycling plant if the country fails to sign a partnership agreement on the project by the end of this month. The project which has the capacity to recycle 20 tonnes of solid waste,…

Mineral Commission to recruit mine guards to police mining areas

Mr Addae Antwi-Boasako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, said the Commission was embarking on the recruitment of mine guards to help deal rapidly with the issues of illegal mining. He said the mine guards would be stationed at the hotbeds and hotspots in the mining fields so…

Operation Vanguard must begin to gundown illegal miners -1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament
  The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu, is suggesting that ,Operation Vanguard Task force deployed to mining regions of Ghana to clamp down on illegal miners  must begin to deal ruthless towards recalcitrant illegal  miners still operating despite ban on their activities . According to Joe Osei Owusu ,the... 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
Forest,Water bodies crucial for Survival so must be protected-Minister
  Professor Frimpong Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has said forest and water bodies are fundamental to human survival and must be protected from wanton destruction by illegal gold miners. He said the forest and its biodiversity were sources of drugs to treat diseases, as... Read more
‘CSIR must help Ghana to realise the Ghana beyond Aid’
  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), said the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has a very important role to play in the realisation of the  “Ghana Beyond Aid” agenda. “Our President is talking about Ghana beyond aid. In other words... Read more
African countries must unite on climate action plans
  African countries must work closer together when implementing national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. A statement issued by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said, African countries should also mobilise climate finance to... Read more
Academic Institutions in Ghana Must Produce Data Science Graduates
An Assistant Director, Centre of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, North Carolina Agricultural and Technological State University, Prof. Kosi Delali Edoh, has stressed the need for academic institutions in Ghana to produce graduates in the area of Data Science. According to him, a lot of universities in the... Read more
Coastline Must Be Conserved to Play its Ecological and Economic Role-Dr. Aheto
A call has been made for the conservation of the coastline to enable it play its ecological role for the marine and coastal environment. The Director of the Centre for Coastal Management (CCM), University of Cape Coast, Dr. Denis Aheto made the call at the opening of a five-day... Read more
Mined Galamsey Lands must be  rehabilitated  into eco-centers and National Parks-AfEI
The Alliance for Environment Intervention ,AfEI, an environmental advocacy non- governmental organization  has called on government to rehabilitated mined galamsey lands into eco-centers and National Parks . A statement issued and signed by the Executive Secretary for AfEI,Bornaventure Kwame Takpah Sunday ,explained that such a move ,apart from providing... Read more
Galamsey fight: National House of Chiefs must get involved – Nana Prah
The Paramount Chief of the Assin Owirenkyi Traditional Area, and a member of the national house of chiefs, Nana Prah Agyensaim plans to propose to members of the National the need to use their good offices to help win the fight against illegal mining popularly known as galamsey. Nana... Read more
Looming ‘catastrophe’ in East Africa proves why world must tackle climate change, says Oxfam
Nearly 11 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are dangerously hungry and in need of humanitarian assistance Farhia, a 25-year-old pastoralist in northern Somalia sets up home after moving for the fourth time in search of rain Petterik Wiggers/Oxfam “If the rains don’t come, none of us will... Read more