Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey

Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty. The…

FoN opposes immediate ban of mercury in Ghana

  Friends of the Nation (FoN), an environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, has opposed an immediate ban on the importation of mercury into the country and, therefore, advised the Government to tread cautiously to prevent any backlash. It said an immediate ban on mercury imports and use may make the current illegal…

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E/R:Operation Vanguard Taskforce on rampage ,set ablaze more than 10 excavators
Information gathered  indicates that the  Operation vanguard taskforce in the Eastern region on Monday invaded   Extra Gold company,fired several gunshots and  set ablaze  about 3 excavators and three pumping machines at Akyem Banso in Kwarbeng. The taskforce also invaded the mining sites of other  miners working under lease... Read more
Conference on Relevance of Livestock Industry Opens at UCC
The 20th International Biennial Conference to discuss the relevance of animal industry to the growth of the Ghanaian economy and achieving food security has opened on campus. The four-day conference, on the theme “Positioning the Animal Industry to Achieve Food Security –Role of the Stakeholders,” is being attended by... Read more
Overcoming Accra’s filth- AMA on warpath as 21 fined
Most markets in Accra are engulfed in filth  In its attempt to redeem the unsatisfactory sanitation situation, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) continues to develop strategies to tackle the menace of indiscriminate dumping of waste so as to make the environment more conducive for the citizens. In line with... Read more
  Brief on Ghana’s island-based renewable energy mini grid systems
Ghana’s main challenge in achieving universal energy access is the electrification of about 20% of its population living in mostly remote, rural and not easily accessible island and lake side communities. As part of the initiatives to overcome this challenge, five Solar PV and Wind powered Mini-grids with a... Read more
Trump May Seek Solution on Climate Change, Macron Tells JDD
French President Emmanuel Macron, who welcomed Donald Trump to Paris two days ago to participate in Bastille Day celebrations, said the U.S. president may seek a solution over the next months for the fight against global warming. “We’ve spoken in detail on what may allow him to return into... Read more
EPA service personnel educate students on environmental issues
  The 2016/2017 National Service personnel of the Environmental Protection Agency have embarked on a sensitisation drive to educate students of Weija Municipal Assembly Basic School and Junior High School on environmental issues. The 60 service personnel extended the education to the Weija Presby School, planted trees and interacted... Read more
NGO begins campaign on climate change in Ghana
Policy think-tank, Institute of Green Growth Solutions, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer StIftung Foundation is embarking on a nationwide awareness creation especially in schools. They began the awareness creation at the Vision Feed Academy in Accra where the students were given interactive presentations on climate change. A representative from Institute of Green Growth... 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
President’s Address to Traditional Authorities during Forum on the fight  against galamsey. Transcribed by Eva Gagakuma – A Rocha Ghana
Ghana’s President Akufo Addo speaks tough on the environment during a forum for traditional Authorities on the fight against galamsey on July 10,2017. Bellow is the Transcribed by Eva Gagakuma – A Rocha Ghana.   How important the issue that has brought all of us here together is for... Read more
An Accra Circuit Court has adjourned the case involving the four Russians, including a Ukrainian arrested for indulging in illegal mining (galamsey) to July 25. The court adjourned the case because the substantive prosecutor was on a training course. The accused persons were granted bail in the sum of... Read more