Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

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Flagstaff House, Parliament To Run On Solar Energy
Ghana’s seat of government, the Flagstaff House and Parliament would soon be running on solar energy, following the ratification of a framework agreement on renewable energy.With the ratification, a 400 megawatt solar plant would be established with engineering being provided by Early Power Limited. Being the 14th country in... Read more
Affordable housing key for development and social equality, UN says on World Habitat Day
Urban October design competition. Photo: UN-HABITAT/Alejandro Montes With 1.6 billion people living in inadequate housing, one billion of whom reside in slums and informal settlements, the United Nations is spotlighting affordable homes on today’s World Habitat Day, which also marks the official start of Urban October – a month... Read more
Ban on small-scale mining will be extended – Amewu
Indications are that the ban on small-scale mining meant to sanitize the mining industry and curb illegal mining will be extended. The initial six-month ban was set to end in October 2017, but the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, has said the extension of the ban is... Read more
Govt declares RED ALERT on illegal fishing
      Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, the Senior Minister at the Presidency, on Wednesday, said the Government by an Executive Fiat, has declared a : “RED ALERT,” in all forms of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing methods in Ghana. He said the relevant law enforcement agencies were, therefore, enjoined... Read more
ECREE ,Koforidua Technical University build capacity on solar thermal energy exploitation in Ghana
The ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREE ),has began processes to help Ghana exploit the abundant solar thermal energy potential for domestic ,Commercial and industrial use. Ghana’s geographic location around the equatorial sun-belt  provides strategic advantage to exploit the abundant solar energy resources to fix its... Read more
Ghanaians should be properly educated on GMOs – Minister
  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has urged the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) Board to educate the public on biotechnology and biosafety issues. This he said will help the public understand and embrace biotechnology as a better alternative to socio-economic advancement. He said such... Read more
Abolish import levy on timber – Traders to Gov’t   
The Domestic Lumber Traders Association of Ghana is demanding the abolishment of duties and levies on importation of wood into the country. According to the group,  the move will encourage traders to resort to importations for domestic consumption to satisfy the increasing demand for wood in the country. Statistics... Read more
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