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 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... Read more
Failed Sanitation Minister moved to Aviation,B/A Minister now Natural Resources Minister
The President of Ghana,Nana Akufo Addo on Thursday ,August 9,2018 made his first Ministerial reshuffle since assuming office as President in January 7,2017.   Among the Ministers reshuffled are  Kofi Adda, Member of Parliament for Navrongo constituency and former Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, who has been moved to Minister... Read more
Hunt on for survivors as Indonesia’s quake toll climbs to 131
  KARANGPANGSOR, Indonesia (Reuters) – The death toll from last weekend’s powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Lombok island rose to 131 on Wednesday as rescuers found more people crushed under collapsed buildings, though some still held out hope of finding survivors. “We don’t know for sure how many people are... Read more
Myth that when a tree grows to maturity, the one who planted dies, baseless -Forestry Officer
Mr Prince Osei-Yeboah, Bolgatanga Municipal Manager of the Forestry Commission has appealed to media practitioners in the region to support the Commission to demystify some of the cultural beliefs and practices hindering afforestation in the area. According to the Municipal Forestry Commission boss, the myth that when a tree... Read more
Strictly Enforce ban on hunting to protect Pregnant Wild animals -Dr.Wiafe
  The Dean of Development studies of the Presbyterian University College, Dr Edward Wiafe has called on the Law  Enforcement agencies Particularly the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission to strictly enforce the Closed Season period ,banning hunting in Ghanaian Forest Reserves .   The Period is observed every... Read more
More students opt to hike in Atewa Forest to connect with nature
Atewa Forest Reserve has captured the heart of many students on the fringe communities of the forest .   Having realized the  species richness and abundance in the Atewa Forest Reserve , the students frequently opt to visit the Forest Reserve for tourism and practical interaction with nature.  ... Read more
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... Read more
Hundreds protest against bauxite mining in Atewa Forest, Petition Okyenhene
Hundreds of residents of  fringe communities of the Atewa Forest Reserve  on Saturday commenced a six-day walk from Kyebi to Accra  (95km) to protest  government’s decision to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region. The Route of Walk as scheduled are ; Sagyimase to Kyebi... 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