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…

  GWS releases scientific reasons why mining bauxite in Atewa Forest will be deleterious to Ghana
The Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS)  has released some scientific reasons backing calls by AROCHA -Ghana and other Civil Society groups for the government to rescind its intended plan to mine bauxite deposit in Atewa Forest Reserve . Last week a group calling itself  Concerned Citizens of Atewa Landscape embarked... Read more
Gas Explosion: Gov’t Will Be Tough – Bawumia
Vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has given the strongest indication that the government will announce a new directive in the coming days to deal with the frequent gas explosions in Ghana. Speaking at the scene of a gas explosion at the Atomic Junction in the nation’s capital Accra Sunday,... Read more
Ban on small-scale mining will be extended – Amewu
Indications are that the ban on small-scale mining meant to sanitize the mining industry and curb illegal mining will be extended. The initial six-month ban was set to end in October 2017, but the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, has said the extension of the ban is... Read more
Fight against illegal mining will be extended to illegal exploitation of all natural resources -Minister
The Eastern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has held a  stakeholder forum on the fight against  illegal mining and the activities of operation Vanguard taskforce in the region . The forum was  attended by the REGSEC Members made up heads of security agencies .Also in attendance were Heads of Departments... Read more
  It will be disrespect to Okyenhene if Akufo Addo government mines Bauxite in Atewa Forest
President Addo led government unwavering decision to mine  about $460 billion low-grade bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve in  Akyem Abuakwa in the Eastern region of Ghana will be disrespectful to the Okyenhene  Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin and entire Okyeman Council if the decision is not rescinded  given that,... Read more
We will protect Akosombo dam from Galamseyers
  Mr Richard Oppong Mensah, Director of the Akosombo Hydro Generating Station, has assured that robust measures are in place to bar illegal miners (Galamseyers) from destroying the Akosombo Dam. He indicated that there was adequate surveillance on the river body, which guarded it against the activities of Galamseyers... Read more
I will not allow illegal mining to destroy Ghana– Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said he will not allow illegal mining to destroy the country’s water bodies and forest reserves. Speaking to the Ghanaian community in Germany, he said illegal mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’ will devour Ghanaians if it is not halted. “It will devour all... Read more
We will not stop galamsey fight – Akufo-Addo
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo  President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has pledged to continue the fight against illegal mining in Ghana, popularly known as galamsey. A six-months ban on all forms of small-scale mining has been imposed as part of efforts to streamline the system and get rid of illegal mining with... Read more
Okyenhene optimistic current fight against galamsey menace will be succesful
  Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin has expressed optimism that Ghana will win the fight against galamsey this time   .   According to the Overload of Akyem Abuakwa state , the  political commitment  exhibited by President  Akufo Addo and the Lands and Natural Resources Minister ,Peter Amewu provides... 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