Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

Water shortages kill twelve million people annually
  Findings by the United Nation’s (UN’s) Convention to Combat Desertification indicates that twelve million people die annually due to water shortages or contaminated drinking water. The findings also revealed that the world’s drinking water supplies have fallen by almost two thirds since 1950 while desertification is threatening the... Read more
Plan Int. Ghana provides two  rural communities potable water
Plan International Ghana has provided potable drinking water to two rural communities to mitigate water stress bane in the communities. The beneficial communities are; Mintakrom and Amahi-Nkwanta both is Akuapem North Municipality of the Eastern region . Commissioning the Mechanised borehole Projects Friday, the Eastern Program Unit Manager of Plan... Read more
FAO releases new tool to track water productivity in agriculture   
Organisation (FAO), has released a new tool that offers water-scarce countries and river basins a way to boost productivity, by measuring how the resource is efficiently used in agriculture. The WaPOR open-access database has gone live, tapping satellite data to help farmers achieve more reliable agricultural yields and allowing... Read more
Sweden base organization to build capacity of communities to protect Water Bodies in Ghana
  Six communities in the Eastern Region of Ghana are to benefit from a capacity building  geared towards protection of Water bodies through a program dubbed  ’Ghana Drink Safety Water Project (GDSWAP),expected to be rolled out by Kingdom 1st Group, a Sweden base organization. A Senior Consultant to Kingdom... Read more
Gov’t to solve Yendi water crisis – Bawumia
Government has promised to allocate three million Dollars for the Yendi water expansion project.Vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia made this known at the Dagbon Regent, Kampakuya-Naa Yakubu Abdulai Andani’s palace in Yendi. He said government was much concerned about the Yendi perennial water crisis, hence the move to... Read more
  Feed Without Destroye (ANSD) and the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD) are jointly implementing a project to improve access to water and sanitation facilities among selected communities in Eastern Burkina Faso and Northern Ghana. The project, dubbed “Strengthening Resilience through Improving Access to Water in... Read more
60% of Ghana’s water bodies polluted – Water Resources Commission
About 60 per cent of Ghana’s water bodies are polluted, with many in critical condition, the Water Resources Commission (WRC) has said. Mr. Ben Ampomah, Executive Secretary of the Commission at a workshop in Ho, said the polluted water bodies were mostly in the south-western parts of the country,... Read more
Addis Ababa — The 6th World Hydropower Congress (WHC), a multi-stakeholder forum bringing together leaders and specialists with hydropower-related responsibilities from government, industry, finance, United Nations agencies, academia and civil society, continued in Addis Ababa Thursday with Senior Expert in the ECA’s African Climate Policy Centre, Linus Mofor, delivering... Read more
View of the Polar ice rim in 2009. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file) Strengthening weather and climate services to protect lives, property and the economy from increasingly extreme and unusual weather is among the pressing issues being discussed at the annual session of the United Nations weather agency’s coordinating body,... Read more
Water Research Institute calls for legalization of galamsey
The Water Research Institute (WRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says government will be effective at monitoring activities of small scale miners if it legalizes galamsey. The Institute said the degeneration of illegal mining in the country is a function of the absence of effective... Read more