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…

GHs20bn required to fix damaged ‘galamsey’ lands – Amewu
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu has disclosed that an amount of GHs20billion would be needed to fix the ghastly effects of illegal mining. He explained that it would cost the State about GHs70, 000 to recover a hectare of destroyed land. According to statistics,... Read more
Lands Minister destroys sachet water belonging to illegal miners
The Lands Minister has destroyed bags of sachet of water belonging to some illegal miners at Tumentu in the Western Region. The minister and a media entourage found a metal cage where bags of satchet water was stored while the miners destroyed water sources of the local community. John... Read more
Accra will be Africa’s cleanest city in 4yrs – Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged his commitment to making Accra the cleanest city on the African continent within the next four years. According to President Akufo-Addo, “the commitment I want to make, and for all of us to make, is that by the end of my term... Read more
Minister issues ultimatum for evacuation of excavators
  The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John Peter Amewu, has issued a 30-day ultimatum for all excavators parked in mining communities across the country to be evacuated. He said the operators of the excavators had the intention of returning to the mining sites to continue their... Read more
Nine district mine officers to proceed on leave
  Nine district mine officers in the country would from Monday proceed on indefinite leave, Mr John Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has announced . He said the officers had failed to ensure effective supervision and compliance with the mining rules and regulations, while others... Read more
Minister orders a mining firm to stop work in WR
  The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John Peter Amewu has ordered a mining firm, Okobeng Mining Company, to halt any mining activities at Domenase in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region. The mining firm, which was issued with prospecting licence two months ago, had... Read more
Conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot by cattle herders in Kenya
The 73-year-old was patrolling her ranch when she was shot in the stomach by herders in search of pasture for their animals. Image: Kuki Gallmann has been flown to a hospital in Nairobi for treatment An Italian-born author and conservationist has been shot in the stomach by suspected cattle... Read more
Pentecostal and Charismatic Council backs galamsey fight
The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council has joined the fight against illegal mining popularly known to as “galamsey” and have called for drastic actions to eliminate the menace. According to the Council, the practice threatens the survival of the future generation if not given the needed attention and checked.... Read more
Illegal chainsaw operators and developers depleting mythical Dodowa Forest
  The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, the Forestry Commission and the Ghana Police Service have been asked to protect the mythical Dodowa Forest from depletion and criminal activities. The forest which served as a natural cover for a coalition of GaDamgme warriors in a battle which saw... Read more
Ghana to benefit from National Food Packaging Centre
Ghana is to benefit from a National Food Packaging Centre being proposed by the ‘Improving Food Packaging for Small Medium Agro-Enterprises (SAME’s) in Sub-Saharan Africa Project.’ The centre, when established would provide technical support including training, assistance in supply, designing, labelling and support to meet regulatory standards and also... Read more