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…

  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