Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Ghana to lose €60m Dutch govt facility over delayed implementation of recycling project

Ghana risks losing a €60 million subsidy facility from the Netherland government to set up a solid waste recycling plant if the country fails to sign a partnership agreement on the project by the end of this month. The project which has the capacity to recycle 20 tonnes of solid waste,…

Mineral Commission to recruit mine guards to police mining areas

Mr Addae Antwi-Boasako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, said the Commission was embarking on the recruitment of mine guards to help deal rapidly with the issues of illegal mining. He said the mine guards would be stationed at the hotbeds and hotspots in the mining fields so…

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Center for Climate Change calls on govt to invest in sustainable food systems and rural development
  The Center for Climate Change and Food Security (CCCFC) has called on Government of Ghana to invest in Sustainable Food production and rural development to enable the country meet growing food demand.   According to CCCFC  this will help to address some of the major global challenges from feeding... Read more
Ghana ,Ecuador sign memoire on Forest Development
The Governments of Ghana and Ecuador have signed an Aide Memoire (agreement) expressing interest to cooperate on environmental protection, with focus on forestry development. A statement from United Nations Development Programme ((UNDP) said the signing took place in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, during a South-South Knowledge Exchange which... Read more
Youth in Afforestation beneficiaries on sit down strike
Beneficiaries of the Youth in Afforestation  are beginning a sit-down strike today Monday, October, 08, 2018 to register their displeasure over delays in payment of their accumulated allowances. The beneficiaries numbering about 2000 have reportedly not been paid their allowances from May this year. On Monday, 13th August, 2018, at the... Read more
Article on Ghana’s bauxite for Infrastructure
Ghana’s decision to swap some of its bauxite resources for certain key developmental infrastructure has put the country on a collision course with some international civil society groups, with support from some local ones. This comes after Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, announced a swap (barter) deal between Ghana... Read more
Apply the maximum sentence on illegal Miners -Ghana’s President to Judges
  Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has suggested to Judges in the Country to apply the maximum sentence in illegal mining cases to serve as detarent to recalcitrants  still engage in galamsey destroying the environment despite a ban. “concept of deterrence must be an important part of sentencing... Read more
Tropenbos holds forum on Sustainable Charcoal Production
  Tropenbos International Ghana, a Forestry -oriented  non-profit organization has organized a forum at Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana  on Sustainable charcoal production as part of the Ax Project, which was being implemented in partnership with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of... Read more
On the $2 billion Sinohydro infrastructure for bauxite barter facility: what the facts are-Dr. Gideon Boako writes
    So i have been reading and hearing some analyses which are not just misleading but also very inaccurate. Never was it part of the narrative last year after the China trip that government was seeking to enter into a $15 or $20 billion joint venture agreement only... 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
Gov’t to announce roadmap towards lifting of ban on small- scale mining.
Government is set to lift  ban placed on Small- Scale Mining more than a year ago. The ban came into force as part of government’s effort to sanitize the artisanal mining sector and to curb illegal mining which was causing wanton destruction to the environment and water bodies, after... Read more
Humans have annihilated 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants on Earth-Research
Of all the birds left in the world, 70 percent are poultry chickens and other farmed birds, a study says. It says humans occupy a tiny space when it comes to planet Earth. The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01 per cent of all biomass... Read more