Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Government needs US$400 million to clean Ankobra River
  The government has estimated US$400 million as the amount needed to dredge and clean the heavy mercury content in the Ankobra River in the Western Region due to the activities of illegal small-scale mining. This followed the assessment of the turbidity level of the River by a private... Read more
Illegal Rosewood harvesting polluting river bodies in Northern Region
There is the need to intensify the fight against illegal rosewood harvesting in the three northern regions as it is destroying the few forests and polluting water bodies. The erratic rainfall pattern in northern Ghana, which is having adverse effects on agriculture, could also be blamed on the destruction... Read more
11 illegal aluvia miners arrested on river Offin
A swoop by the Small Scale Miners Taskforce has resulted in the arrest of 11 persons who were illegally mining in the River Offin. The special taskforce was formed by the Small Scale Miners Association to assist government in the fight against illegal mining, which has led to the... 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
Hundreds of residents at Twifo Praso in the Central region have been rendered homeless following a spill-over of the Pra River. More than a dozen communities have been submerged. The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has been visiting some of the affected areas to distribute relief items. However, many... Read more
Birim river restoring itself after galamsey fight but residents warn not to drink
  The heavily polluted  Birim River is gradually restoring itself to its normal ecological state four months after the fight against illegal mining in Ghana. Illegal Alluvia mining on Birim river  and release of mining waste into the  river over the years led to heavy metal pollution which turned... Read more
14 Galamsey Machines Burnt On Offin River
A joint police and the Anti Illegal Mining Taskforce of the Small Scale Miners Association in the Ashanti region have swooped three mining communities in the Atwima Mponua District to clamp down on “galamseyers” who have defied the government’s directive to stop all illegal mining activities in the country. The... 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
Climate change will alter flow of River Nile
Displaced people collecting water on the banks of the River Nile, Awerial County, South Sudan. Image: Geoff Pugh/Oxfam East Africa via Flickr The 400 million people who depend on the predictability of the River Nile face an uncertain future as global warming delivers more extreme weather. LONDON, 1 May,... Read more
W/R: Ewusiejo community surviving with galamsey-polluted River [Photos]
Residents of Ewusiejo, a rural community in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region, are reeling under the negative effects of illegal mining upstream. The community is few meters away from  Takoradi, the regional capital. The brownish free-flowing Butre River that runs through the area has over the past decades... Read more