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…

Women take front role in combating climate change under Ghana-DGM
Residents of 52 communities in the Brong Ahafo and Western regions are to be empowered and supported with knowledge and financing to adopt and practice sustainable land use as part of measures being made by Ghana to halt land degradation to reduce the effects of climate change. Through the... Read more
Accept to take responsibility for environment
Ghanaians have been asked to accept to go the extra mile to ensure sustainable management of the environment for their own benefit and that of the future generation. Mr. Samuel Oteng, the acting Ashanti Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said everybody should have a part to... Read more
Bottling companies: Take up proper waste management
The Chief Executive Officer of environment 360, Cordie Aziz, has challenged bottling companies to take up proper plastic waste management as not only a means of cutting down cost, but also to protect their brand images. Cordie Aziz was speaking at the launch of environment 360, evolve phase 3... Read more
Samson’s Take: My rights go with duties to Ghana #NOTOGALAMSEY
  Chapter five of Ghana’s Constitution contains the Bill of rights; the right to life, to speech, to own property, right against being discriminated against because of your gender, religion; the right to movement and assembly, to work and earn a decent wage, equality of all persons – from... Read more
Minister jabs Okyehene says illegal miners will soon take over his Palace
    The Eastern regional Minister ,Hon.Eric Kwakye Darfour has insinuated that ,the Chief Palace of the Overlord of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional area may soon be invaded by illegal miners in prospect for gold if nothing is done  about their activities. According to the Regional Minister ,the rate at... Read more
Army, Police must take over galamsey fight – Spio-Garbrah
The Minister of Trade and Industry under the Mahama administration, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah believes the army has “a very critical role” to play in the fight against illegal mining. Speaking on Point Blank, Dr. Spio-Garbrah asserted that law enforcement agencies must put their foot down in the fight against... Read more