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…

Atewa Forest as National Park:The Double Standard of Okyeman Council and Okyenhene
The seeming retreat of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council and sudden silent of Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin on the ruling New Patriotic Party government intention leverage bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest Reserve for mining sparks of double Standard.    The Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council and Okyenhene Osagyefo... 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
Okyenhene parries bauxite mining in Atewa Forest opts for Ecotourism
Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has stated that Akyem Abuakwa area has the potential to become ecotourism destination in Ghana. According to the Overload of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional area ,the ecotourism potential of the Atewa rainforest and its ability to save  the world from debilitating effect of climate change... Read more
  Okyenhene makes pronouncement on plan by government to mine bauxite in Atewa Forest
    Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin is expected to make pronouncement on government’s plan to mine bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest Reserve .   He will speak on the controversial subject matter today Saturday at Kyebi during a durbar climaxing this year’s Ohum festival on the theme... Read more
  It will be disrespect to Okyenhene if Akufo Addo government mines Bauxite in Atewa Forest
President Addo led government unwavering decision to mine  about $460 billion low-grade bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve in  Akyem Abuakwa in the Eastern region of Ghana will be disrespectful to the Okyenhene  Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin and entire Okyeman Council if the decision is not rescinded  given that,... Read more
Okyenhene optimistic current fight against galamsey menace will be succesful
  Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin has expressed optimism that Ghana will win the fight against galamsey this time   .   According to the Overload of Akyem Abuakwa state , the  political commitment  exhibited by President  Akufo Addo and the Lands and Natural Resources Minister ,Peter Amewu provides... Read more
Anyone who impugn my name in galamsey will have to meet us in court-Livid Okyenhene warns
The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has threatened to sue any individual or institution that mentions his name in any galamsey discussion. The warning comes on the back of a BNI report that fingered the paramount chief in the illegal mining trade. Addressing members of the Council of State,... Read more
Okyenhene demands apology from BNI over galamsey accusation
The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has demanded an immediate apology from the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) for wrongfully accusing him of engaging in ‘galamsey’ activities. His demands follow a BNI report which named the chief and his palace among scores of other chiefs from eight regions of... Read more
Okyenhene not a galamseyer – Amewu
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has defended the Okyenhene following reports that his Palace has been cited in a Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) report to be engaging in illegal mining. Some prominent chiefs and politicians including an MP B.T Baba have been mentioned as powerful names... Read more
Chiefs can’t stop galamsey – Okyenhene
It will be very difficult for any chief in Ghana to stop illegal mining commonly referred to in Ghana as galamsey. This according to the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin. According to the chief, the fight is beyond traditional rulers because they do not have the power which lies... Read more