Small Scale Miners to be vetted

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet all registered and trained small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena…

Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist

Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to Class…

Government ousting customary water rights for WRC Act 1996 is why most Ghanaians drink bad water

I am getting it hard to understand why same government who robbed chiefs and traditional authorities of the ancestral or customary rights on water resources for the Water Resources Commission in 1996 has failed to manage, regulate and provide potable water for citizenry. It is sad to note from the…

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Putting the action in the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco
  The second day of California Governor Jerry Brown’s three-day Global Climate Action Summit on September 13 put a hard emphasis on action. There was discernible disgust with national leaders whose words have not resulted in greater ambition to drive down carbon emissions, protect forests and oceans, or provide... Read more
On the $2 billion Sinohydro infrastructure for bauxite barter facility: what the facts are-Dr. Gideon Boako writes
    So i have been reading and hearing some analyses which are not just misleading but also very inaccurate. Never was it part of the narrative last year after the China trip that government was seeking to enter into a $15 or $20 billion joint venture agreement only... Read more
Paltry $2b Chinese bauxite deal is a lot worse than the Kelni GVG ($89.4m), the Ameri new deal ($1.2b), BOST contaminated oil and the 111 ministers wasting the public purse -Lecturer
The media reported on Thursday, August 9, 2018, that “Parliament has passed the master project support agreement for a $2b dollar facility for the construction of priority projects by Chinese firm SinoHydro Corporation”. The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta said SinoHydro Group Limited is expected to “provide US$2b of... Read more
China partners 53 African Countries for conservation of the Environment
Delegates from 53 African countries and China took the next step towards greater environmental progress under the framework of South-South Cooperation with the inauguration of the interim secretariat for a new China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Center to be based in Nairobi. When it’s completed, the Center will provide a platform... Read more
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... Read more
Myth that when a tree grows to maturity, the one who planted dies, baseless -Forestry Officer
Mr Prince Osei-Yeboah, Bolgatanga Municipal Manager of the Forestry Commission has appealed to media practitioners in the region to support the Commission to demystify some of the cultural beliefs and practices hindering afforestation in the area. According to the Municipal Forestry Commission boss, the myth that when a tree... Read more
Secure Atewa Range Forest as a living heritage and legacy in the memory of the late Nana Sir Ofori Atta
The Council of Ghanaian Chiefs , members of the Okyeman Foundation  and the entire Ghanaian Community in the Netherlands have added their voices to calls on Government of Ghana to rescind its intended plan to mine bauxite deposite in the Atewa  Forest Reserve,which is a global biodiversity significant area.... Read more
Ghana is the best country to host AU Space Agency – Prof Frimpong Boateng
Ghana is ready to host the Africa Space Agency, an African Union initiative that will allow Africa to launch and explore the Space for improved technological advancement, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has announced. He said out of the five countries including; Ghana,... 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
Renewable Energy is the new paradigm – VRA Chairman
The Board Chairman of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Mr. Kweku Awotwi, has led a delegation of stakeholders in the energy and cocoa sectors to inspect a solar facility implemented by cocoa processors, Cargill Ghana Limited. The entourage included the Chairman of HFC Bank (Gh) Ltd, Mr. Charles Zwennes,... Read more