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…

  Lack of potable water  :300 boreholes ,50 small town water projects to be constructed
Over 300 boreholes and 50 Small Town Water Projects will be constructed next year across the country by government to help mitigate water stress in parts of the country forcing many Ghanaians to depend on heavily polluted river bodies . According to  Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) ,close to... Read more
Life below water: Saving Africa’s fishery resources
Source: By Praise Nutakor, Communications and PR Associate of UNU-INRA Fishing in Elimina_ Ghana- Photo- UNU-INRA The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 aims to promote the conservation and the sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources for development. One of the most important water-dependent sectors is the fishery... Read more
Water company considers shutting Barekese and Owabi dams
  The Ghana Water Company is considering a shutdown of its operations at the Barekese and Owabi dams in the Ashanti region if pollution of the water bodies serving the plants is not halted. Managers say the cost of water treatment has become expensive as land reserves around the... Read more
Kofi Annan writes: Delivering water, food and energy security for all
Former UN Chief, Kofi Annan This article was given as a speech by Mr Kofi Annan on 7 September 2017 at the ‘Making Waves’ conference in Afsluitdijk, the Netherlands. I can’t think of a more symbolic and inspirational location to promote innovative solutions around water, food and energy than the iconic... Read more
Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey
Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty.... Read more
Liberia shuts down bottled water companies
The authorities in Liberia have closed down more than 50 companies selling drinking water in bottles and plastic sachets. The public health authority said the water was not fit for human consumption. It said some of the companies claimed to be producing mineral water when it was nothing of... Read more
Ban Plastic straws and bottled water, adopt bamboo and paper
Executive directors and Ambassadors of drink safety water, are calling on various districts and municipal Assemblies  to immediately ban plastic straws and bottled water in the country due to its non biodegradable properties.   According to Mr. Issaka Amon Kotei, who is a local government expert and Drink Safety... Read more
Residents of Yaw Adipa get potable water
Y. Konnor drinking fresh water from the borehole, while Mr Mahesh Mahtani and others look on  The residents of Yaw Adipa, a farming community near Nsawam in the Eastern Region, can now boast of potable water after they were provided with a borehole by Hyundai Motors and Investment (Ghana)... Read more
Kpone Barrier: Residents want buildings on water ways demolished
Residents of Kpone barrier in the Greater Accra Region have called on Kpone Katanmanso District Assembly to demolish all buildings sited in water courses to prevent perennial flooding. According to them, the Assembly had slept on its responsibilities for far too long resulting in a situation where individuals take... Read more
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