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…

Ghana is the best country to host AU Space Agency – Prof Frimpong Boateng
Ghana is ready to host the Africa Space Agency, an African Union initiative that will allow Africa to launch and explore the Space for improved technological advancement, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has announced. He said out of the five countries including; Ghana,... Read more
Journalists must ask relevant environmental questions especially on Atewa forest bauxite mining
President Akufo-Addo will today meet the media at the Flagstaff House for an encounter over his first year in office.This is the second time the President is meeting the press since his ascended the Presidency on January 7, 2016. A similar exercise was conducted in July 2017.Over the years ,the... Read more
Ghana moves to build Bauxite Refinery In 3yrs – Bawumia
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia addressing the gathering Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed the government is putting in place the necessary legislation and infrastructure to establish a bauxite refinery in the next two to three years. A bill seeking to set up a Bauxite Development Authority to facilitate the... Read more
Academic Institutions in Ghana Must Produce Data Science Graduates
An Assistant Director, Centre of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, North Carolina Agricultural and Technological State University, Prof. Kosi Delali Edoh, has stressed the need for academic institutions in Ghana to produce graduates in the area of Data Science. According to him, a lot of universities in the... Read more
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia Some Ghanaian media reported that the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is scheduled for China on a 5-day official visit to be hosted by his Chinese counterpart Vice President Li Yuanchao (see: www.graphic.com.gh, June 17, 2017). Under normal circumstances, the news of Ghana’s veep planned trip... Read more
Prof Frimpong-Boateng makes case for intensified science, technology education Source
The Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) in collaboration with Coventry University, United Kingdom, has organised the “International Conference on Education, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ICETE) 2017” in Accra. The two-day conference, on the theme: “Promoting Development through Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation,” seeks to create an environment that would bring together... Read more
JVL Composite Plant opens in Borteyman
Jekora Ventures Limited (JVL) has opened a fortifier production composite plant at Borteyman in the Tema Metropolis to process liquid and solid waste into organic fertilizer. The plant, which has an initial investment cost of 650,000 US Dollars, is to produce 500 metric tonnes of Fortifer annually from 700... Read more
Sanitation Challenges in Accra; AMA,ESPA  make effort
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly in partnership with the Environmental Services Providers Association has outlined its plans for the Accra Cleanest City Agenda The Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr. Mohammed Adjei Sowah at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday May 9, 2017 announced a number of measures that will culminate... Read more
Science communications requires consistency – Stakeholders
Participants at a just ended science reporting workshop have called for consistent media campaigns on environmental issues in African countries till there was a change in public attitudes. The participants including media personnel, communication officers and research scientists, however, agreed that effective science communication required more collaboration among all... Read more
Talk to your citizens to respect our laws – Hamid tells Chinese Ambassador
The Minister of information, Mustapha Hamid has told the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana that the country will  not hesitate to apply the full force of the law if any Chinese national is arrested in connection with illegal mining. The Minister’s remark comes on the heels of government’s massive showdown... Read more