Small Scale Miners to be vetted

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet all registered and trained small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena…

Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist

Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to Class…

Government ousting customary water rights for WRC Act 1996 is why most Ghanaians drink bad water

I am getting it hard to understand why same government who robbed chiefs and traditional authorities of the ancestral or customary rights on water resources for the Water Resources Commission in 1996 has failed to manage, regulate and provide potable water for citizenry. It is sad to note from the…

Illegal miners threaten to engage in robbery should gov’t terminates activities
Illegal miners in Eastern region of Ghana have threatened to diversify into other criminal activities including armed robbery should government terminates illegal small scale mining ,locally known as ‘galamsey ‘  in the country . The illegal small scale miners argue that,they were compelled to engage in the risky but... Read more
Illegal lumberers escape arrest in Ayum Forest
Some illegal chainsaw operators operating in the Ayum Forest at Ntotroso in the Asutifi North District, escaped arrest after an operation by the Regional Security Council in collaboration with the Regional Forestry Commission and security agencies. The operation followed a tip-off after complaints from chiefs and residents of the... Read more
CEPF investment in West Africa shines spotlight on Liberia forests
Sustainable forest management is everyone’s business, forests are indispensable for life therefore he who plants a tree, plants life.   Civil society organisations active in the field of natural resource management in Liberia now have a chance to save forests, recognise its potentials and protect the countless benefits that... Read more
Forestry Commission of Ghana outlines week long activities on International Forest Day
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and Forestry Commission in collaboration with other stakeholders  joined the world to celebrate the International Day of Forests on March 21. It is a day set aside since 2012 by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to raise awareness on the importance... Read more
Deforestation  and Forest energy in Ghana
Did you know that airplanes can be fueled with wood? Yes! Cars and airplanes in some countries are now being fueled with bio-diesel from forest wastes. In fact, in 2015, Alaska Airlines flew the first commercial flight using Jet fuel made from tree branches left over from forest harvesting.... Read more
 Australia is mourning the loss of its last African elephant in captivity on Wednesday, with the death of “Cuddles”, a 46-year old elephant at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Cuddles arrived in Australia from Britain in 1977 and was present when the zoo was opened, passing away on Wednesday morning,... Read more
Ghana to establish Integrated Bauxite Authority
Government is to establish an Integrated Bauxite Alumina Authority in the next three months. The project, according to President Nana Akufo-Addo, is critical to exploiting the untapped mineral resources such as bauxite. The Authority will have the task of mobilizing the relevant resources to better explore alumina industry in... Read more
Forestry commission of Ghana lacks  resources to protect Forest reserves
The Forestry Commission of Ghana is unable to effectively protect forest reserves in the Country due to inadequate Logistics,fund and human resources.  Currently 30% of the 48 forest reserves in the Eastern region have been lost mainly through the activities of illegal mining  and illegal chainsaw operators. The Eastern... Read more
Ghana: Consular visits 29 foreigners standing trial over illegal mining in forest reserve
The Consular of Niger Embassy in Ghana ,Iron M’oussa has visited the 29 foreigners standing trial in Koforidua Circuit Court  for illegally mining in the Atewa Forest Reserve. The Consular visited the Regional Police  Criminal Investigation department at the Police  headquarters and subsequently under permission ,visited the Koforidua Prisons... Read more
Ghana:Vice President visits tragic scene of Kintampo waterfalls
Th Vice President of Ghana,Dr.Mahamadu Bawumia on Monday visited the tragic scene of Kintampo Waterfalls in the Brong Ahafo Region to condole  with the bereaved families. The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia  described the  disaster as a tragic loss to the nation. Nineteen persons died in the fatal incident... Read more