Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

 Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia. The study, which has been published in Environmental Science &…

Fear grips Tilapia Consumers in Ghana as 18 tons of “Chinese tilapia ” die mysteriously

There is fear among consumers of Tilapia in Ghana following mass tilapia death incident at a Chinese farm in Asutuare in the Greater Accra region . The cause of the deaths is still under laboratory investigations at the Ghana Standards Authority. The Chief Director of the Ministry of Fisheries and…

Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Illegal mining ban extended
Mr John-Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, on Wednesday, announced the extension of the ban on illegal mining indefinitely, noting that, government’s agenda to halt the menace has not been achieved. Government on the assumption of office in January 2017, introduced the ban in May for... Read more
Forestry officials worry over continuous invasion of Atewa Forest by illegal miners
Forestry officials  have expressed  worry over continuous invasion of  Atewa Forest reserve by illegal miners despite ban on galamsey. The Assistant Manager in Charge of Anyinam Range of the Atewa Forestry Services of the Forestry Commission ,Palmer Aikens Amponsah stated that most illegal miners in communities around the forest... Read more
Illegal Rosewood harvesting polluting river bodies in Northern Region
There is the need to intensify the fight against illegal rosewood harvesting in the three northern regions as it is destroying the few forests and polluting water bodies. The erratic rainfall pattern in northern Ghana, which is having adverse effects on agriculture, could also be blamed on the destruction... Read more
Four (4) illegal miners arrested in Atewa Forest remanded
  The Koforidua Circuit Court “B” has remanded into Prison custody Four (4) illegal miners arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve.   The four accused persons are ,Richard Danpah ,25, Kofi Asomaning ,38,Logo Kwabena ,29, and a 17-year-old student Oscar Dartey ,17.   They pleaded not guilty to  charges of ... Read more
  Wildlife Division to clamp down on Pangolin Triffickers and Poachers in  Ghana
The Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana is to intensify clamp down on Wildlife traffickers  and poachers particularly on Pangolins . The Division is to also liaise with other law enforcement Institutions to arrest illegal hunters and Poachers depleting wildlife resources including endangered pangolin species in the... Read more
Operation Vanguard must begin to gundown illegal miners -1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament
  The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu, is suggesting that ,Operation Vanguard Task force deployed to mining regions of Ghana to clamp down on illegal miners  must begin to deal ruthless towards recalcitrant illegal  miners still operating despite ban on their activities . According to Joe Osei Owusu ,the... Read more
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