EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

 EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of “foreign garbage” from the start of 2018. Announcing a new policy push on Tuesday, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said Brussels is mulling a tax, curbs on…

U.S. rivers getting saltier, drinking water at risk: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. rivers and streams have become saltier and more alkaline over the last 50 years, posing risks to drinking water by damaging pipelines and other infrastructure, according to a study released on Monday.   As municipal workers dump salt on roads to combat ice and farmers put…

KMA exposed ; engages in open disposal of untreated faecal matter

Residents of the Oti New Site in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi are threatening to hit the streets over continuous dumping of untreated faecal matter in streams and drains close to their homes. The residents are living perilously with the risk of contracting cholera and other sanitation related diseases. The…

Government’s plans to embark on solar programme is in right direction – Minister
  Mr Mustapha Abdul Hamid, Minister of Information, has said Government’s plan to embark on an MDA Solar Rooftop Programme from 2018 was in the right direction. He said programme dubbed: “Government Goes Solar” will ensure that, government institutions switch to renewable energy to reduce Government’s expenditure on utilities.... Read more
Solar programme launched to boost sustainable energy supply
Phanes Group, an integrated end-to-end solar provider, has launched its first Solar Incubator programme, aimed at identifying PV projects of potential in sub-Saharan Africa by providing access to funding, commercial and technical knowledge. The initiative, ‘The PV Solar Incubator, Your Project, Our Expertise, for a Sustainable Future,’ would be... Read more
NGO launches programme to improve sanitation and hygiene
The Voice for Change (V4C) programme has been launched at Kasoa in the Awutu-Senya East Municipality of the Central Region with a call on the citizenry to ensure improved sanitation and hygiene in their communities. The V4C is an evidence-based advocacy programme being implemented by SNV (Netherlands Development Organization)... Read more
Participants at the workshop So long as the populations continue to increase, waste generation and its associated problems will remain a serious challenge for governments and environmental management institutions, Mr William Hayfron-Acquah, Chief Programmes Officer, Built Environment, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has stated.   Mr Hayfron-Acquah noted, however, that... Read more
Ghana to pilot WHO – coordinated malaria vaccine programme
Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a WHO-coordinated malaria vaccine implementation programme (MVIP) that will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018. The WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced this programme on Monday, in a release made available to the... Read more
Akufo-Addo launches ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ programme
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday launched the “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme at Goaso, in the Brong Ahafo Region. According to him, the programme will among other things encourage the youth to desist from migrating elsewhere in search of non-existent jobs. He said the programme will... Read more
President Akufo Addo launches ‘Planting for Food and Job Programme’ today
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today Wednesday, April 19 launch the national ‘Planting for Food and Job programme’ in Goaso, capital of the Asunafo Municipality in the Brong-Ahafo Region. The programme is a new initiative and intervention introduced by the Akufo Addo led-government to promote national food security... Read more
Government rolls out programme to deal with galamsey
  Mr John Peter Amewu, Minister of Lands and Forestry, has launched the Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) at Kwahu-Mpreaso in the Eastern Region to holistically tackle the issue of illegal mining and bring sanity in the sector. The MMIP is built on a three-prong approach involving the provision... Read more
NGO launches programme to protect Ecosystem
The Development Institute (DI), a non-governmental organisation, has launched the Shared Resources Joint Solution (SRJS) programme in the Ho West District with the aim of, securing ecosystem, providing water, food security and climate resilience for improved livelihoods. The four-year project from 2016 to 2020 is being funded by the... Read more
Over 140,000 farmers benefit from agric programme in Northern Region
More than 140,000 farmers in the Northern Region have had their incomes doubled in the last four years following a policy to make high-yielding seed varieties accessible to rural farmers under the Feed the Future (FTF) programme of the US government. The FTF is the US government’s global hunger... Read more