Small Scale Miners to be vetted

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet all registered and trained small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena…

Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist

Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to Class…

Government ousting customary water rights for WRC Act 1996 is why most Ghanaians drink bad water

I am getting it hard to understand why same government who robbed chiefs and traditional authorities of the ancestral or customary rights on water resources for the Water Resources Commission in 1996 has failed to manage, regulate and provide potable water for citizenry. It is sad to note from the…

Atewa Forest :Group storm Greater Accra Region to petition President on Thursday
A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape has  entered Greater Accra Region today Wednesday March 21,2018 having walked five days from Akyem Segyimase near Kibi in the Eastern Region petitioning stakeholders over intended bauxite mining in Atewa Forest. The group will be joined by some prominent musicians... Read more
Dep.Minister worry over high illegal logging in Volta Region
Mr Benito Owusu-Bio, the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, on Wednesday appealed to Members of Parliament to support the Ministry to halt illegal chainsaw and mining operations, which pose serious threats to sustainable forest resources management. His appeal comes in the wake of the national fight against... Read more
UNICEF charges Upper West Region to end open defecation
Madam Emma-Joan Halm, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer of the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF), has challenged the Upper West Region to work towards becoming the first Open Defecation Free (ODF) Region in Ghana. “I know you can because you have demonstrated that before,” she said, adding that... Read more
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