Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

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. The…

FoN opposes immediate ban of mercury in Ghana

  Friends of the Nation (FoN), an environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, has opposed an immediate ban on the importation of mercury into the country and, therefore, advised the Government to tread cautiously to prevent any backlash. It said an immediate ban on mercury imports and use may make the current illegal…

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
Operation Vanguard tastes first major clash with illegal miners; one dead
The anti-illegal mining task force commissioned last week on Sunday evening clashed with illegal miners in the Ashanti Region, leaving one illegal miner dead. Public Relations Officer of Operation Vanguard, Major Gariba Pabi, said around 17:00 GMT personnel from the Ashanti Region on patrol met stone-pelting illegal miners at... Read more
Deal with galamseyers – Gov’t to soldiers
The government has escalated its fight against illegal mining with the deployment of a joint military and police personnel to curb the scourge. In all 400 officers are being deployed and it is the first phase of a long-term campaign to protect mining sites across the country. Speaking at... Read more
Forestry Commission chalks progress with fight against illegal mining in Ashanti Region
Chinese illegal miners and their local collaborators were picked up in the Apamprama Forest Forestry Commission officials in Ashanti Region are patting themselves on the back for what they claim is victory in the fight against illegal mining. Acting Regional Manger of Forestry Services Division, Isaac Noble Eshun, is... Read more
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ended World Environment Day with  seedlings planting at Gyinyase Seventh Day Adventist Junior High School in the Kumasi metropolis. The tree planting was aimed at educating people on environmental protection thereby ensuring that the beauty of the environment is maintained and water bodies... Read more
Farmers to get accurate weather predictions with S1.2m UENR satellite
The installation of a multi-purpose satellite ground station at Sunyani, the Brong Ahafo Region capital, by the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) means Ghana joins eight others around the globe that receives improves atmospheric data. The Ground Station at UENR which is estimated at around US$1.2 million,... Read more
Offsetting mining impact with reforestation: Story of New Abirem
A flock of birds chirp endlessly. Tall trees nearby whisper breezes and chainsaw roars a stone throw away. Shrubs and climbers envelope stumps and wild grasses bloom. The sun is hot, the breeze is cold but the ground is wet with giant footprints of tractors. This is the Kweikaru... Read more
NASA Prepares for Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse with Live Coverage, Safety Information
This image of the moon crossing in front of the sun was captured on Jan. 30, 2014, by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory observing an eclipse from its vantage point in space. Credits: NASA For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire... 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
Denkyira Obuase residents defy galamsey ban ,mining with impunity
      An investigation conducted by a non-governmental organization, Volunteers Against Environmental Degradation has revealed that galamsey is still ongoing at Upper Denkyira West District and its sorrounding communities including residents from Denkyira obuasi.   Denkyira Obuasi area has been in the news for bad reason month ago... Read more