Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

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Use of harmful chemicals for fish preservation harmful to consumers
    Mrs Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, has warned fishmongers using Monosodium Glutamate to process expired fishes to halt the practice since it is harmful to human health. She said fishmongers use monosodium glutamate on expired fish especially tilapia to let it look... Read more
 43% of rural Communities in Eastern region depend on polluted water -CWSA
43% of rural communities in Eastern region lack access to potable drinking water hence depend on polluted water bodies for consumption which is inimical to the health of the affected population . According to the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) , Eastern region has the lowest rural potable... Read more
We are dying, residents of Glefe call for help
Residents of Glefe, a suburb of Accra complained bitterly over flooding in the area during the rainy season and causing many lives and property, Wednesday. The residents of Glefe are complaining bitterly that, the whole area becomes flooded during the rainy season. This they said has caused many lives... Read more
Residents rendered homeless as parts of Takoradi flood
Scores of residents in Takoradi in the Western region have been rendered homeless following a heavy downpour on Monday. The rains have also disrupted healthcare delivery as some hospitals in the region have been heavily flooded. Displaced residents are putting up with friends and other relations with properties running... Read more
Indiscriminate disposal of waste, a threat to environment
Mr Carl Fiati, Head of Natural Resource of the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) said indiscriminate disposal of waste and open defecation at the beaches posed threats to the environment. He said open defecation at the beaches deterred tourists and potential investors, resulting into enormous loss of economic revenue for the... Read more
Seventeen of the current 73 students of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana (UG) will receive their doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees in Plant Breeding at the University’s Congregation in July. WACCI, one of the World Bank Africa Centres of Excellence, has since its... Read more
  NADMO recommends reclamation of abandoned pit following death of a middle age man
The National Disaster Management Organization, NADMO,in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern region is recommending immediate reclamation of an abandoned Pit meant for establishing a fuel filling station at Teacher Mante. The abandoned deep pit which has become a pond located in a residential area has already claimed one... Read more
The impact of ecotourism on Ghana’s growing economy
Ecotourism? Is this just new word or a great invention in tourism? Generally is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education”. It is spreading like wildfire and contributing greatly to many developing economies.... Read more
FC pushes towards restoration of destroyed forests
  The Juaso District Manager of the Forest Services Division of the Forestry Commission (FC), Mrs. Rebecca Baning Opan, has encouraged everybody to join the fight to protect the forest and its resources. They should take responsibility and boldly give out those plundering these through illegal timber operation, gold... Read more
Disposal of plastics into the sea killing wildlife’ – Mr Pwamang
Mr John Pwamang, Acting Executive Director, of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday said the disposal of plastics and debris into the ocean was leading to enlargement and death of some marine wildlife through ingestion. He said human activities such as over fishing, use of inappropriate fishing gears,... Read more