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…

NADMO moves headquaters to Northern region
The impoverished National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has launched a special operation on Thursday, August 3, 2017 to intensify public education and to proactively manage flood situations in the three regions up north its specter looms following the imminent spillage of the Bagre Dam. The operation has been dubbed... Read more
Forestry Commission chalks progress with fight against illegal mining in Ashanti Region
Chinese illegal miners and their local collaborators were picked up in the Apamprama Forest Forestry Commission officials in Ashanti Region are patting themselves on the back for what they claim is victory in the fight against illegal mining. Acting Regional Manger of Forestry Services Division, Isaac Noble Eshun, is... Read more
Each region to get two waste treatment plants – Sanitation Minister hints
Ghana has been grappling with waste management over the years owing to indiscriminate disposal of refuse and poor waste collection systems. Over four thousand metric tonnes of waste is said to be generated on daily basis across the country, mostly in city centres. In 2015, the country was ranked... Read more
 43% of rural Communities in Eastern region depend on polluted water -CWSA
43% of rural communities in Eastern region lack access to potable drinking water hence depend on polluted water bodies for consumption which is inimical to the health of the affected population . According to the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) , Eastern region has the lowest rural potable... Read more
Illegal miners return to River Pra in Western Region
Barely a week after Citi News reported on the return of illegal miners in some communities in the Eastern Region, another notorious group has returned to mine illegally in the Pra River at Daboase in the Western Region. Officials of the Ghana Water Company (GWCL), who were on their... Read more
Women harvesting Cowpeas – Photo: Credit Elisa Walton/USAID Women engaged in Vegetable Farming in the Upper East Region have been lamenting over the current unfavorable climate changes and the accompanying harsh weather conditions, which they say, have contributed to the decline in their farming activities. In the Upper East... Read more
Central Region to be made cleanest in Ghana
Sanitation and Waste Management giant – Zoomlion Ghana Limited- has rolled out strategies to make the Central region the cleanest region in the country. The move,  according to the company’s Central regional head in charge of Environmental and Sanitation , Gideon Sogby , is to reposition the region as... Read more
  An earthquake in the Andean region shook Ecuador on Tuesday, witnesses said, sending people running into the streets in the capital of Quito a year after a deadly quake hit the country’s Pacific coast. The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday’s 6.0 magnitude quake hit about 164 miles (263... Read more
Ghana:Six illegal miners  including three Chinese remanded in Eastern region
  The Eastern Regional Police Command of the Ghana Police Service   arrested six illegal miners including three Chinese nationals  and their Ghanaian accomplices at Denkyira near Nkawkaw in the Eastern region. The suspects were arrested during operation carried out by the Rapid Deployment Unit of the region led... 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