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
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
Today is National Red Friday in protest against illegal mining
    Today ,Friday April 21,2017 is National Red Friday ,a day set aside for Ghanaians  particularly persons concern over the  destruction of the environment by illegal miners in the Country to wear  red dresses or red hand band or headgear in protest against galamsey menace . The day... Read more
The Forestry Commission and BraveHearts Expeditions, an adventure tourism company, have launched the National Biking and Abseiling Festival at the Shai Hills Resource Reserve over the weekend. The biking and abseiling event would become an integral part of activities at the reserve. Abseil is a controlled descent of a... Read more