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
Water Sustainability under threat -UNECE
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Water Convention on Thursday said climate change is posing as a threat to water sustainability. Mr Peter Kovacs, UNECE Chair said water would be the most important issue in the future; however, its sustainability would be affected by climate change, limited... Read more
Sakomonu beach reeling under filfth
  The Abibiman Foundation has appealed to operators of bars and eateries at the Sakumono beach to desist from disposing off refuse anyhow to make the stretch appealing. The Sakumo beach enclave popularly known as Titanic beach is a fast growing tourism avenue which is bedevilled with hash and... Read more
Illegal gold mining fight ;Journalists under threat
President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Affail Monney has called on the security agencies to protect journalists who are being threatened by some illegal miners. According to him, reports indicate that members of the GJA and other media practitioners, particularly in the Central, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions... Read more
W/R: Five forest and wildlife reserves under serious threat
Five forest and wildlife reserves, which serves as tourist attraction centers in the Sefwi Wiawso area in Western Region, continue to be under threat due to illegal farming, chainsaw operations among others. The threat persist despite the joint military and police timber monitoring team formed to curtail the menace.... Read more
Five Chinese to be charged under Minerals Act
    En Huang aka Aisha Huang, 31; the woman known to be a kingpin in the galamsey business Five Chinese alleged to be involved in illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey, will face charges under the Minerals and Mining (Amendment) Act 2015. After taking over the case from... Read more
Cocoa farmers promised better lives under Cargill Kokoo Sourcing Ltd
Cargill Ghana Ltd has formally launched its Licensed Buying Company (LBC) – Cargill Kokoo Sourcing Ltd – in Ghana, a move which makes it possible for the company to purchase cocoa directly from certified farmers. The company enters the purchasing business in Ghana with an innovation of paying directly... Read more