Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Ghana to lose €60m Dutch govt facility over delayed implementation of recycling project

Ghana risks losing a €60 million subsidy facility from the Netherland government to set up a solid waste recycling plant if the country fails to sign a partnership agreement on the project by the end of this month. The project which has the capacity to recycle 20 tonnes of solid waste,…

Mineral Commission to recruit mine guards to police mining areas

Mr Addae Antwi-Boasako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, said the Commission was embarking on the recruitment of mine guards to help deal rapidly with the issues of illegal mining. He said the mine guards would be stationed at the hotbeds and hotspots in the mining fields so…

Cholera Fear grips Anum Apapam as residents,students engage in open defecation
Residents of Anum -Apapam in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern Region have expressed fear open defecation may rife as Senior High School Students in the Anum Apapam Community Day School arrive to begin the 2018/2019 academic year due to absent of a Public toilet facility in the community.... Read more
Nyinahin bauxite mining: Residents vow to avert “Awaso mining syndrome “
Chiefs and Elders  as well as  youth groups of Atwima Mponua District in the Ashanti region have vowed to fight with their blood to ensure that the District is not shortchanged in development from proceeds of bauxite mining in Nyinahin. According to the residents ,cognizant of the worsening poverty... Read more
Residents of Akuapem- Asaman get potable Water having depended on polluted river for centuries
  Residents of Asaman in the Okere District of the Eastern Region can now heave a sigh of relief following the provision of a potable water supply by Plan International Ghana having depended on polluted river for drinking and for domestic activities for centuries. Residents say they developed various... Read more
New Juaben Residents furious over non disposal of Solid waste
  Residents of New Juaben are unhappy over non-disposal of heaps of Solid Waste at various waste collection centers in the municipality due to breakdown of Waste collection Vehicles by Zoomlion Ghana Limited ,company contracted to manage waste in the municipality.     The situation which has lasted for... Read more
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.... Read more
ASHMA to prosecute residents without household toilets
The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) has threatened to prosecute residents who have refused to build toilets in their households. Mr Albert Boakye Okyere, Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive, told the Ghana News Agency that the only way to ensure that residents obeyed the Assembly’s bye-laws to provide their households with... Read more
Buildings collapse ,farms submerge, residents  displaced as Affram River sweeps Ahiatroga Island community
  A devastating flood has submerged Ahiatroga,an Island Community in the Kwahu Affram Plains South District of the Eastern region  collapsing about 26 houses displacing close to 100 inhabitants mostly peasant farmers . Many houses are in soggy disarray and at the verge of collapse as the floods have... Read more
Residents of Yaw Adipa get potable water
Y. Konnor drinking fresh water from the borehole, while Mr Mahesh Mahtani and others look on  The residents of Yaw Adipa, a farming community near Nsawam in the Eastern Region, can now boast of potable water after they were provided with a borehole by Hyundai Motors and Investment (Ghana)... Read more
E/R : NADMO warns residents in flood prone areas to relocate to Safe areas
      The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the National Disaster Management Organization, NADMO, has warned residents in flood prone areas to relocate to “safe heaven” areas to avoid disaster .     According to Eastern Regional Director of NADMO,Mr.Kwame Appiah Kodua, the safety of residents and properties of... Read more
Flood displaces 1000 residents
About 1000 residents in Anwiankwanta in the Bekwai Municipal of the Ashanti Region have been rendered homeless following a heavy downpour Tuesday . The flood according to the victims was caused by the collapsed River Oda Bridge paving way for the river to overflow its banks to homes of... Read more