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…

Water stress scare hits Ghana,Consumers  advised to conserve water

  There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to help mitigate the impact particularly during the dry season.   Experts have warned that,given the rate of pollution and destruction of water bodies in the country…

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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
Shocking : Chinese who led 50,000 Chinese Nationals  into illegal mining in Ghana uncovered
      The Chinese media reported that,in 2012 to 2013,about 50,000 Chinese Nationals migrated to Ghana to engage in illegal mining .The Chinese are responsible for introducing Changfa Technology ,which is equipments used in mining river beds hence the rise in Pollution of river bodies in Ghana creating... Read more