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…

Climate change to worsen due to increasing poor sanitation
The Chief of party to the Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning Project, a USAID funded project, Ananth Chikkatur, has said that Ghana risks being heavily hit by the effects of climate change if the country does not integrate climate change information in its planning processes at all levels of... Read more
Sanitation challenges in Ghana Pschological problem
Counselling and Guidance Practicum two group four students of Universality of Education, Winneba has attributed Waste Management challenges in the country to mainly erroneous attitudes in people. They therefore emphasised the need for all and sundry to be law abiding, and to be responsible to change attitudes and behaviours to... Read more
Sanitation Marshals to be appointed as Akufo-Addo launches new sanitation campaign
President Nana Akufo-Addo has launched the National Sanitation Campaign vowing to ensure it does not become a nine-day wonder. Joined by former President Jerry Rawlings at the launch at the Banquet Hall of the State House Monday, the president outlined components of the campaign including an introduction of automated sweepers.... Read more
Ghana’s President lauches Sanitation Campaign today
President Nana Akufo Addo will make a major move towards his commitment of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa as he launches the National Sanitation Campaign today, Monday 13th November 2017. The campaign which is to be implemented by the Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation is expected... Read more
National Sanitation Authority in the offing – Minister
Government has completed a draft policy to establish a National Sanitation Authority to regulate and lead the implementation of quality sanitation services to Ghanaians, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, has said. He said the Authority would have a supporting Sanitation Fund that would... Read more
Rawlings decries poor environmental sanitation in Accra
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has expressed worry about the high level of poor environmental sanitation in the metropolis. He called for commitment and vigorous public education for the public to know their responsibilities towards the environment. The former President said this when Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra... Read more
Env.officers asked to summon persons who flaut sanitation laws
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has directed its Environmental Health Officers to issue notices and summons to residents in the metropolis who flout the laws on sanitation. Mr Sam Ayeh-Datey, the Coordinating Director of the AMA, said this to newsmen during a clean-up exercise held at Achimota in the... Read more
The Awutu-Senya East Municipal Assembly (ASEMA) and the citizens of Kasoa, one of the fastest growing towns in the Central Region, have resolved to tackle environmental sanitation and hygiene problems in the area. This was arrived at during sensitisation policy programmes embarked upon by Intervention Forum, a non-governmental organisation,... Read more
Sanitation SMEs need holistic policies to thrive – Research
  A research conducted by Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor, Ghana (WSUP), an NGO called for holistic policies to facilitate the operations of Small and medium Scale Entrepreneurs in the sanitation sector. The research dubbed “Creating a stronger non-market environment for small and medium scale sanitation entrepreneurs... Read more
Government to establish a National Sanitation Authority
Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, Minister of Sanitation and Water Resource, on Thursday said government was working on the establishment of a National Sanitation Authority. Mr Adda noted that the Authority when successfully established, would be responsible for the proper management of sanitation issues in the country. He said this... Read more