Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

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
Forestry Commission begs CJ to deal with illegal logging
  The Forestry Commission of Ghana is appealing to the new Chief Justice to ensure that courts deal with illegal logging cases incisively with severe punishment to deter others. The Chief Executive Officer of the Commission,Mr.Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie  explained that ,illegal logging is a bane to Forest sustainability due... Read more
AfEI marks World Environment Day with pupils
    The World environment Day 2017 (WED 2017) celebrated on the theme: connecting people to nature by rediscovering the value of nature- in the city and on land, from the poles to the equator. The theme did prompt us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its... Read more
NGO proposes four-pronged approach in dealing with galamsey menace
Ing. Evans Arthur speaking at the press conference in Accra  Global Agenda Services (GAS) Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has proposed a four-pronged approach by which the government can deal with the menace of illegal mining (galamsey) on a sustainable basis. Addressing a press conference in Accra, the Executive... Read more
Samson’s Take: My rights go with duties to Ghana #NOTOGALAMSEY
  Chapter five of Ghana’s Constitution contains the Bill of rights; the right to life, to speech, to own property, right against being discriminated against because of your gender, religion; the right to movement and assembly, to work and earn a decent wage, equality of all persons – from... Read more
Climate change: 84% of Britons want Theresa May to have a word with Donald Trump
  US President Donald Trump greets British Prime MinisterTheresa May as she arrives at the White House in Washington DC Reuters More than eight out of 10 British people want Theresa May should use her influence to persuade Donald Trump to keep the United States within the Paris Agreement... Read more
Asantehene urges small-scale miners to comply with ban
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has urged small-scale miners in the Ashanti Region to comply with government’s ban on all forms of small scale mining. According to him, the ban is a step in the right direction and will help curb the menace, as every Ghanaian has to... Read more
We’ll deal decisively with Aisha Huang despite threats – Amewu
The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu has said that his outfit determined to decisively apply the country’s laws against Chinese galamsey kingpin, Aisha Huang in spite of threats of protection allegedly from some top government and security officials. He said although some have argued that her... Read more
G7 seen urging Trump to stick with climate pact at summit
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he leaves the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., before his departure to New York May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria By Alister Doyle and John Irish | OSLO/PARIS President Donald Trump will face pressure from other Group of Seven leaders... Read more
New report details enormous corruption, illegal logging along Vietnamese border with Cambodia
Vietnamese officials, companies and private individuals are systematically smuggling huge amounts of illegally logged timber from protected areas of Cambodia into Vietnam, according to a new report. The findings are based on months of undercover field research made public by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Approximately 300,000 cubic meters... Read more