Gov’t to announce roadmap towards lifting of ban on small- scale mining.

Government is set to lift  ban placed on Small- Scale Mining more than a year ago. The ban came into force as part of government’s effort to sanitize the artisanal mining sector and to curb illegal mining which was causing wanton destruction to the environment and water bodies, after incessant…

Ghana government takes steps to tackle alarming forest degradation

The Government of Ghana has employed some twenty thousand (20,000) young men and women across the country to help manage the country’s forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Forestry experts have warned that Ghana risks losing its total forest cover to illegal logging in…

Humans have annihilated 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants on Earth-Research

Of all the birds left in the world, 70 percent are poultry chickens and other farmed birds, a study says. It says humans occupy a tiny space when it comes to planet Earth. The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01 per cent of all biomass on…

Failed Sanitation Minister moved to Aviation,B/A Minister now Natural Resources Minister
The President of Ghana,Nana Akufo Addo on Thursday ,August 9,2018 made his first Ministerial reshuffle since assuming office as President in January 7,2017.   Among the Ministers reshuffled are  Kofi Adda, Member of Parliament for Navrongo constituency and former Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, who has been moved to Minister... Read more
EPA asked to mainstream sustainable land and water resources into  agriculture
Mr Salifu Saeed, the Northern Regional Minister has advised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remain committed to work effectively to mainstream sustainable land and water resources into agriculture. This, he said would lead to the increase in productivity of agriculture land, forests and water resources to reduce poverty... Read more
Life below water: Saving Africa’s fishery resources
Source: By Praise Nutakor, Communications and PR Associate of UNU-INRA Fishing in Elimina_ Ghana- Photo- UNU-INRA The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 aims to promote the conservation and the sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources for development. One of the most important water-dependent sectors is the fishery... Read more
Special security agency needed to protect natural resources
  Mr Walanyo Kwadjo Siabi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, says the Government should establish a special security agency to protect natural resources. He made this known in a lecture he delivered on: “WASH in Ghana-Best Practices and Lessons Learned,” organised at... Read more
Harness Wetland Resources for Improved Livelihoods – Dr Dennison
The Director of Coastal Sustainable Landscape Project (CSLP), Dr Steve Dennison has underscored the socio-economic values of wetland resources in the country. He in this regard advised that depleted mangrove trees in wetland areas should consciously be restored to preserve their biological diversity. Dr Dennison was speaking to the... Read more
MESTI/FAO signs agreement for sustainable management of Wetland resources
  The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) on Tuesday, signed a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for enhancing the sustainable management of Wetland resources. The two-year project, worth about $390,000, is expected to address issues militating against lagoons through... Read more
FoN: Protection  of ocean resources vital
. In celebration of World Oceans Day 2017, Friends of the Nation (FoN) calls for collaborative efforts to protect the ocean resources for better fisheries. With the theme for this year being, “Our Oceans, Our Future”, FoN is joining hundreds of organisations and millions of individuals around the world... Read more
60% of Ghana’s water bodies polluted – Water Resources Commission
About 60 per cent of Ghana’s water bodies are polluted, with many in critical condition, the Water Resources Commission (WRC) has said. Mr. Ben Ampomah, Executive Secretary of the Commission at a workshop in Ho, said the polluted water bodies were mostly in the south-western parts of the country,... Read more
African governments asked to commit resources for malarial control
Mr Andrew Deyi Saibu, the West Africa Regional Coordinator for the Next Generation Indoor Residual (NgenIRS) Project has appealed to African governments and the private sector to commit more resources to support in the Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) project. This, he said would help to control and eliminate malaria.... Read more
Our natural resources should propel our development – Dr Manteaw
  Dr Steve Manteaw, Co-Chair of the multi-stakeholder committee of the Ghana Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (GHEITI), has said natural resources in a given society is a key component for enhanced development. However, he said, if such resources were not efficiently managed it could possibly erode democratic accountability as... Read more