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…

Ghana government takes steps to tackle alarming forest degradation

The Government of Ghana has employed some twenty thousand (20,000) young men and women across the country to help manage the country’s forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Forestry experts have warned that Ghana risks losing its total forest cover to illegal logging in…

Humans have annihilated 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants on Earth-Research

Of all the birds left in the world, 70 percent are poultry chickens and other farmed birds, a study says. It says humans occupy a tiny space when it comes to planet Earth. The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01 per cent of all biomass on…

Ghana SHS appeals for installation of lightening arrester to mitigate lightening disaster in the school
Management of Koforidua  Ghana Senior High School ,GHANASS , in the Eastern of Ghana is appealing to government to install lightening arrester to mitigate disasters caused by lightening in the school. According to the school Authorities ,the location of the School ,is a lightning zone hence at high risk... Read more
Ghana : Minister charges Police to start arresting Politicians and Chiefs behind illegal gold mining
The Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfuor has charged the Police to start arresting politicians and chiefs behind illegal gold mining activities in the region. Troubled by the destructive activities of illegal miners in the region, the Minister asked the security services to also be worried at the rate... Read more
Galamsey operators support measures to address menace
  A group of Illegal miners (galamsey operators) from the Western Region have called on Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, to express their readiness to assist government in addressing the menace of galamsey. The group, who were made up of members from Amanfi East,... Read more
Volta Region to declare 244 communities ODF in 2017
    The Volta Region has targeted 244 communities to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by the end of December this year. The communities are in Biakoye, Kpando, North Dayi, Kadjebi, Keta and Ho-West districts. Mr Joshua Ofosuhene, UNICEF WASH Consultant, told a Regional Inter-Agencies Coordinating Committee on... Read more
Ghana : Impounded rosewood truckers spend 62 days sleeping at roadside.
Rosewood Truckers have  spent two months sleeping at the roadside following impoundment of their Vehicles by the Forestry Commission Ghana for conveying large quantities of the Contraband rosewood timber . The Forestry Commission of Ghana,impounded at least 25 Container trucks allegedly smuggling  rosewood from the Northern Part of the... Read more
Rawlings lauds media coalition against galamsey
Former President Jerry John Rawlings in a group photograph with members of the Lions Club International at the ceremony. Former President J.J. Rawlings yesterday commended the media for establishing a coalition against galamsey to advocate the end of the menace in the country. “l am glad you are doing... Read more
Minister jabs Okyehene says illegal miners will soon take over his Palace
    The Eastern regional Minister ,Hon.Eric Kwakye Darfour has insinuated that ,the Chief Palace of the Overlord of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional area may soon be invaded by illegal miners in prospect for gold if nothing is done  about their activities. According to the Regional Minister ,the rate at... Read more
Efforts to make Atewa Forest reserve a national park boosted
A Rocha Ghana has organized an excursion to Kakum National Park for forty-five stakeholders from areas bordering the Atewa Forest Reserve. The stakeholders spent the day at Kakum in the Central Region learning about the history of the national park, the structure of national park governance, business legal aspects... Read more
Do not abandon National Sanitation Day — MP
Dr Bernard Okoe Boye and his team cleaning the gutters at Teshie during the National Sanitation Day last Saturday The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ledzokuku Constituency, in the Greater Accra Region, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, has asked Ghanaians not to abandon the National Sanitation Day (NSD) because... Read more
1000 illegal miners  invade KweiKaru forest reserve in Ghana tracing  gold layer
  The Kweikaru Forest reserve in the Eastern region of Ghana is under siege by illegal miners mostly foreign nationals tracing a layer of gold . It is estimated that, about 1000 illegal miners have invaded the forest belt  prospecting for gold ostensibly to locate a major gold layer... Read more