Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Dep.Minister worry over high illegal logging in Volta Region
Mr Benito Owusu-Bio, the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, on Wednesday appealed to Members of Parliament to support the Ministry to halt illegal chainsaw and mining operations, which pose serious threats to sustainable forest resources management. His appeal comes in the wake of the national fight against... Read more
Climate change to worsen due to increasing poor sanitation
The Chief of party to the Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning Project, a USAID funded project, Ananth Chikkatur, has said that Ghana risks being heavily hit by the effects of climate change if the country does not integrate climate change information in its planning processes at all levels of... Read more
Students hike in Atewa Forest Reserve add voices to make it National Park
Students from two Basic schools -Kibi Experimental Junior High School  and  Kibi-Akwadum R/C Junior High School in the East Akim Municipality have embarked on a hike through Atewa Forest to experience the wealth of biodiversity and water resources this magnificent forest protects. The Atewa Range Forest Reserve measuring 23,663... Read more
V/R :Hailstorm kills one person,others injured,livestock perish
Four communities in the Krachi East Municipality have suffered from a rare hailstorm accompanied by strong winds that ravaged property, killing a girl and scores of domestic and wild animals on March 4. The affected communities are Ayiramu, Katanga, Yabrae and Kparekpare, where Abena Manu, a six year old... Read more
Ghana’s President reveals commitment to harnessing Solar Energy
  President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has stated that his administration will pay particular attention to solar energy and give the harnessing of same high priority. Speaking at the inaugural Session of the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance held at the shtrapati Bhavan... Read more
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
Today is World Wildlife Day
  On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the... Read more
Galamsey threatens Ghana’s provision of water – Researcher
A research fellow with Ghana’s Water Research Institute, Dr. Anthony Duah, has predicted that Ghana may import water in the near future for domestic use if illegal miners continue to pollute the country’s water bodies. “Ghana is in a dire water situation and the sooner government brings to an... Read more
Sanitation challenges in Ghana Pschological problem
Counselling and Guidance Practicum two group four students of Universality of Education, Winneba has attributed Waste Management challenges in the country to mainly erroneous attitudes in people. They therefore emphasised the need for all and sundry to be law abiding, and to be responsible to change attitudes and behaviours to... 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