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…

Clean Cooking system can work in Ghana
  The thick black walls, the hailing smoke that meander into the skies through the kitchen roof, emanating from traditional tripod, announcing the day’s preparation of meals is no longer winning hearts. This is due to growing concerns of exploitation of fuel wood for cooking and the attendant effects... Read more
Ghana-Cote d’Ivoire work to fix pollution of Tano and Bia rivers
Authorities in Ghana are in talks with their Ivorian counterparts over measures to sanitise the two major water bodies, the Tano and Bia Rivers, which have been polluted by the activities of Ghanaian illegal miners. “The Ministries involved – Environment and Mines of both sides have met on three... Read more
Small Scale Miners to resume work Jan.2018-Minister
The Land and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, has hinted that the ban on small scale mining may be lifted by the end of January 2018. Government imposed a six-month ban on all forms of small-scale mining in a bid to clamp down on the destructive activities of... Read more
  Small -Scale Miners bear teeth against gov’t ,dare to resume work
Small scale Miners in the Ashanti Region are daring  to resume work in clear defiance to ” unlawful ban placed on Small Scale mining activities ” by government. According to the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSAM), government has not been fair to Small-Scale Miners mining legally and... Read more
Governor Jerry Brown says president’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement will be only a temporary setback China and California have signed an agreement to work together on reducing emissions, as the state’s governor warned that “disaster still looms” without urgent action on climate change.... Read more
‘Allow us to work else all die be die’ – small scale mining group to Akufo-Addo
  Frank Osei, Chairman of the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners Members of a small scale mining group in the country have issued a three-day ultimatum to the government to allow them to return to their pits or face their wrath. “We have given the president three... Read more
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Lands minister orders Shanxii Mining to stop work following tragedy
Lands and Natural Resources minister John Peter Amewu has directed Shanxii Mining Ghana Limited in the Upper East region to stop work following the tragic death of seven miners. The death of 35-year-old Samuel Bang, an employee of the Shaanxi mining is the latest addition to six other deaths... Read more
Minister orders a mining firm to stop work in WR
  The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John Peter Amewu has ordered a mining firm, Okobeng Mining Company, to halt any mining activities at Domenase in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region. The mining firm, which was issued with prospecting licence two months ago, had... Read more
Illegal miners work at night in Atewa
  Some illegal miners in the Atewa District of the Eastern region are clandestinely operating at night to avoid arrest by the security following the expiration of ultimatum to cease their destructive activities in the Country.     The armed illegal miners reportedly use powerful flashlights to work deep... Read more