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 incessant…

Ghana government takes steps to tackle alarming forest degradation

The Government of Ghana has employed some twenty thousand (20,000) young men and women across the country to help manage the country’s forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Forestry experts have warned that Ghana risks losing its total forest cover to illegal logging in…

Humans have annihilated 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants on Earth-Research

Of all the birds left in the world, 70 percent are poultry chickens and other farmed birds, a study says. It says humans occupy a tiny space when it comes to planet Earth. The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01 per cent of all biomass on…

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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
Mercury content in Kyebi is higher than WHO approved level
  Mr Johan Zietsman, Lead Researcher for the Kyebi Reclamation Project, has said the mercury content in some mining sites in Kyebi in the Eastern Region is 2,000 times higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) permissible level. The researcher who works with the Eco Sika Ghana Limited Gold... Read more
MORTGAGING ATIWA FOREST, WHO CARES ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, BIODIVERSITY AND REDD+
  Ghana is at a point of mortgaging the Bauxite deposit in the Atiwa forest and Nyinahin for the People’s Republic of China for some $15billion. Good as it may sound, it appears Ghana in our quest to mortgage the Bauxite deposits is losing sight of the fact that... Read more
Env.officers asked to summon persons who flaut sanitation laws
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has directed its Environmental Health Officers to issue notices and summons to residents in the metropolis who flout the laws on sanitation. Mr Sam Ayeh-Datey, the Coordinating Director of the AMA, said this to newsmen during a clean-up exercise held at Achimota in the... Read more
Meet Paul Coffie…who builds houses with bottles
  In Asanti Twi ‘toa’ literally means bottle. Therefore, Toa House rightly means bottle house. That is the innovative technology Paul Coffie is using to provide affordable housing for city dwellers. It is quite unbelievable to know, for the first time, that a house can be made of bottles,... Read more
Enforce laws against foreigners who destroy Ghana’s environment- EPA
Mr Iddrisu Abu The Northern Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency Iddrisu Abu has called for more stringent punishment for foreigners who destroy the country’s environment. He said the problem of illegal mining has been compounded by the invasion of the country by foreign nationals who destroy the... Read more
2/3rd of my friends who went into illegal gold mining are dead -DCE
  The District Chief Executive for Kwahu West in the Eastern region has made a  ghastly revelation that, 2/3rd of his friends who went into illegal mining have died . The DCE ,Hon.Yaw Owusu Addo ,using the revelation as case study to prove the life threatening dangers associated with... Read more
Police launch manhunt for Ireful Akyem Abekoase youth who attacked a mining firm
      A  huge manhunt  has been launched at Akyem Abekoase in the Atiwa District of the Eastern region by the Eastern Regional Police Command following violent attack on a Small-Scale Gold Mining Company . Residents of Akyem Abekoase went on rampage , attacked the site of the... Read more
Anyone who impugn my name in galamsey will have to meet us in court-Livid Okyenhene warns
The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has threatened to sue any individual or institution that mentions his name in any galamsey discussion. The warning comes on the back of a BNI report that fingered the paramount chief in the illegal mining trade. Addressing members of the Council of State,... Read more
Ghana to pilot WHO – coordinated malaria vaccine programme
Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a WHO-coordinated malaria vaccine implementation programme (MVIP) that will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018. The WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced this programme on Monday, in a release made available to the... Read more