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…

Judge goes wild ,No bail for illegal miners
 The Presiding Judge of Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ ,Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei has refused to grant bail to any illegal miners put before her court after several illegal miners jumped bail . The Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ is one of the Courts set up across the Country by... Read more
Forestry Commission collaborates with Communities to protect Forest Reserves
 The Eastern Regional Manager of  Forestry Commission ,Yaw Atuahene Nyako, says the commission has increased its informant network  to get timely and accurate information about the operations of illegal miners who sneak into the forest reserves in the region particularly the Atewa Forest. It follows continue invasion of the Atewa... Read more
MDCEs charged to be serious about galamsey fight as district committees inaugurated in Kibi
Municipal and District Chief Executives  have been  warned not to  joke with the fight  against illegal mining in order not to incur the wrath of President Akufo-Addo. According to the minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng the President is resolute and serious about the fight against... Read more
Ghana loses $30billion annually through illegal gold mining
Over $30billion worth of illegally mined gold is smuggled from Ghana every year, according to the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Boateng. According to him, Ghana has over the years lost billions of dollars through illegal gold mining as foreigners engaged in the value chain... Read more
KEEA assembly Justifies prosecution of persons engaged in open defecation
The Municipal Chief Executive for the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem(KEEA) municipality of the Central region , Hon. Appiah Korang has defended the decision of the assembly to prosecute people who engage in open defecation. According to Hon.Appiah Korang , he supports the prosecutorial measure taken by the sanitation department of the assembly... Read more
Leader of defiant illegal mining group in Atewa forest jailed ,slapped with hefty fine
A 47 year old illegal miner, has been convicted to three and half years  prison sentence with hard labour and additionally, fined Ghc26,400 . The convict, Sampson Benchi a farmer, is leader of a mining group five of  whom have been arrested including  the convict, put before Koforidua Circle... Read more
US police arrest two boys after vandalism killed 500k bees
Police have arrested two boys for allegedly vandalising a honey business in the US state of Iowa that killed half a million bees in late December. The damage to 50 beehives at Wild Hill Honey farm in Sioux City resulted in the honey bees freezing to death. The boys... Read more
18yr old Illegal miner in Atewa forest jailed 3yrs ,fined ghc24,000
The Koforodua Circuit Court “B” Presided over by Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei  on Tuesday, jailed an 18 year old to 3 years prison sentenced with additional fine of Ghc24,000. The Convict,Doku Ernest ,pleaded guilty to charges of mining without license. According to the Prosecutor, Assistant State Attorney Cyril... Read more
ROSEWOOD STILL BEING TRANSPORTED FROM SISSALA EAST AFTER 31ST DECEMBER DEADLINE
ROSEWOOD A group in Tumu have intercepted rosewood from an unlicensed Rose wood merchant in Welembelle yesterday at about 11pm-12am at the verge of escape. A suspected escort of the items by some unnamed security agency has been suspected according to a tip off. This got the youth aggressive... Read more
13 illegal miners jailed 39 years in addition to Ghc312,000 fine
  The Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ Presided over by Her Honour Mercy Adei – Kotei on Tuesday sentenced to jail ,thirteen(13) illegal miners to three ( 3 ) years each and additionally fined each convict  Ghc24,000 totalling Gh312,000. The convicts are  ,William Agyapong alias (3,3,4), Prince Awuni alias Flower... Read more