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…

WHO,AMA role out measures to curb air pollution in Ghana

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has joined the Breathe Life Accra Campaign to curb emissions from transport, energy and waste in the metropolis. The Breathe Life Campaign is aimed at cutting down on air pollution by taking actions in three priority areas, green spaces, waste management and health sector education….

Gov’t to announce roadmap towards lifting of ban on small- scale mining.

Government is set to lift  ban placed on Small- Scale Mining more than a year ago. The ban came into force as part of government’s effort to sanitize the artisanal mining sector and to curb illegal mining which was causing wanton destruction to the environment and water bodies, after incessant…

  75 illegal gold miners arrested at Konongo Odumasi
Seventy Five (75) illegal Miners have been arrested by the  Operation Vanguard Taskforce  at Konongo Odumasi in the Asante Akyem Central Municipality of the Ashanti Region. The suspects which include 5 females were operating in tunnels underneath houses of some residents . The illegal miners were arrested during a... Read more
11 illegal aluvia miners arrested on river Offin
A swoop by the Small Scale Miners Taskforce has resulted in the arrest of 11 persons who were illegally mining in the River Offin. The special taskforce was formed by the Small Scale Miners Association to assist government in the fight against illegal mining, which has led to the... Read more
Five illegal miners arrested in Atewa Forest
Five illegal miners have been remanded in Police custody by the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ for mining in Atewa Forest Reserve during Christmas . According to the Prosecuting Officer,Assistant State Attorney ,Cyril Boateng Keteku ,the complaint is a team of Regional Forestry Taskforce in charge of Pillar 32 and... Read more
Fight against illegal mining boosted by Ghana’s President
President Akufo Addo has charged the ten (10) member inter-ministerial committee on Environment and Natural Resources to effectively participate in the fight against illegal mining. He made this call Thursday December 28 at a ceremony to commission the secretariat for the Inter-ministerial committee on illegal mining. In a short... Read more
Remain focus despite criticism -President tells Operation Vanguard
President Akufo-Addo has urged members of the government’s anti-galamsey task-force Operation Vanguard in the Eastern Region, to remain focused despite criticisms of their operations. He said he was proud about their work, and encouraged them not to be disturbed by the allegations by some Ghanaians they were conniving with... Read more
31 illegal miners including chinese grabbed
31 illegal miners, including Chinese nationals arrested A total number of 31 ‘illegal miners’ who were dredging the Offin River, near Dunkwa-on-Offin in the Central Region have been arrested by a taskforce constituted by the Small Scale Miners Association. The suspects, including Chinese nationals, have been sent to the... Read more
Three defiant illegal miners in court
Operation Vanguard Taskforce has arrested three illegal Miners in Akyem Abomosu in the Eastern Region . The accused illegal miners are Kwame Takyi, Kudjo  Asamoah  and Kofi Gyasi . The accused persons were on Friday put before Koforidua Circuit Court “B” and charged with two counts of conspiracy to... 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
Philippines Become Global Hotspot for Environmental Murders
Cuneta Avenue, Pasay City. Photo: Alecs Ongcal, Facebook EL NIDO, Philippines (AFP) – Environmental activists are being killed in record numbers around the world, with the corruption-plagued Philippines one of the most dangerous countries, according to watchdog Global Witness. At least 200 community activists, NGO workers and other civilians... Read more
E/R:Operation Vanguard puts seven illegal miners possesing explosives in court
Seven illegal miners have been put before the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ for engaging in illegal mining in Nyafomang Forest Reserve in the Birim North District of the Eastern region . The accused persons are AKwasi Suley ,Salifu Zungudana ,Tsanor Victor, Narh Stephen ,Samuel Boafo,Okyere Prince and Nicholas Asokora... Read more