Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

 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
Safe Water Network launches new water enterprises in Eastern region
Safe Water Network celebrated World Water Day 2017 by launching new water enterprises in Sekesua and Akateng in Ghana’s Eastern Region, taking the total number of communities served to 94—spanning the Greater Accra, Western, Ashanti, Volta, and Eastern regions. In attendance at the launch were the Minister for Sanitation... Read more