Small Scale Miners to be vetted

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet all registered and trained small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena…

Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist

Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to Class…

Government ousting customary water rights for WRC Act 1996 is why most Ghanaians drink bad water

I am getting it hard to understand why same government who robbed chiefs and traditional authorities of the ancestral or customary rights on water resources for the Water Resources Commission in 1996 has failed to manage, regulate and provide potable water for citizenry. It is sad to note from the…

China National panda park to open by end of this year but Purchases Forest  in Ghana for mining
  China’s first giant panda national park-covering an area triple the size of Yellowstone National Park in the United States-will open soon, the National Forestry and Grassland Administration said on Aug 16. The park’s administrative office building is under construction and the park is expected to be operating before... Read more
Presby University to host National Conference on Environmental Management and Livelihoods Nexus
The Faculty of Development Studies of the Presbyterian University College,Ghana will organize and host a National Conference  on the theme “Environmental Management and Livelihoods Nexus: Toward the  Attainment of Sustainable Development Goals” The purpose of the Conference is to bring together academia,Researchers and Environmental activists to come out with solutions... Read more
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
National Sanitation Authority in the offing – Minister
Government has completed a draft policy to establish a National Sanitation Authority to regulate and lead the implementation of quality sanitation services to Ghanaians, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, has said. He said the Authority would have a supporting Sanitation Fund that would... 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
Government to establish a National Sanitation Authority
Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, Minister of Sanitation and Water Resource, on Thursday said government was working on the establishment of a National Sanitation Authority. Mr Adda noted that the Authority when successfully established, would be responsible for the proper management of sanitation issues in the country. He said this... Read more
Minister urges National Biosafety Authority Tribunal to be fair
Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has urged members of the Appeals Tribunal Committee of the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) to execute their task with fairness and due diligence. He said the Committee would play a crucial role in the implementation of the... Read more
Our men don’t engage in galamsey; GAF refutes National Security report
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has refuted claims that its officers are involved in galamsey activities in some parts of the country as stated in a confidential National Security report. Director, Public Relations of GAF, Col Aggrey Quarshie in a statement said his men were deployed to fight illegal fishing, lumbering,... Read more
Ghana to benefit from National Food Packaging Centre
Ghana is to benefit from a National Food Packaging Centre being proposed by the ‘Improving Food Packaging for Small Medium Agro-Enterprises (SAME’s) in Sub-Saharan Africa Project.’ The centre, when established would provide technical support including training, assistance in supply, designing, labelling and support to meet regulatory standards and also... Read more
National Red Friday observed to rally Ghanaians against galamsey
    The Media Coalition Against Galamsey and its partners say the “appreciable response” to the National Red Friday campaign demonstrate the seriousness of Ghanaians to the fight against galamsey. Yesterday, April 21, the Coalition and its partners took the #StopGamlamsey campaign a notch higher by rallying Ghanaians to... Read more