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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More than 80 arrested in one week of Operation Vanguard clamp down
  The national anti-galamsey taskforce, Operation Vanguard, says it has arrested more than 80 suspects in the massive clamp down on the menace. Commander of the taskforce, Colonel William Agyapong told Joy FM Super Morning Show Monday, initial screening shows they are all Ghanaians. He said the suspects were... Read more
Operation Vanguard tastes first major clash with illegal miners; one dead
The anti-illegal mining task force commissioned last week on Sunday evening clashed with illegal miners in the Ashanti Region, leaving one illegal miner dead. Public Relations Officer of Operation Vanguard, Major Gariba Pabi, said around 17:00 GMT personnel from the Ashanti Region on patrol met stone-pelting illegal miners at... Read more
Ho flooded ,one killed
A 5-year-old boy has be found in flood  waters, in the Volta regional capital of Ghana,Ho. This was after 2-hours of heavy downpour  Friday afternoon  which flooded parts of regional capital. The boy, identified as Nicholas Attah, was retrieved in one of  the open drainage facilities near the Ho... Read more
How one company in Africa turns ocean pollution into colorful artwork
Flip-flops are one of the most common types of pollution found in oceans around the world, and one company in Africa is raising awareness by recycling them into colorful pieces of art. Ocean pollution continues to endanger marine populations worldwide, and the amount of plastic and trash entering the... Read more
Tarkwa: One dead, 2 others hospitalized after falling into galamsey pit
One person has died while two others have been hospitalized after they fell into an abandoned galamsey pit at Kwabedu, a suburb of the Tarkwa Nsuaem municipality of the Western region. An eye witness told this website that the unfortunate incident happened yesterday about 9:00 pm when the three... Read more