Archive for the ‘Climate Change’ Category

DCEAS THE government spends millions of cedis planting trees to protect the environment, the Aburi Botanical Gardens has rather come under serious threat, especially, its forest reserve, following the Akuapem South District Assembly’s decision to develop 23 acres of the land into an Assembly complex. (more…)

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The ever-increasing threat of climate change on the environment, especially, on food security and other key-resource dependant sectors, has become a worry to nations around the globe. In Ghana, an increased body of evidence shows that climatic variability is adversely affecting the country’s natural resources such as land, water, forests and vegetation, as well as human capital. (more…)

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a deputy Minister of Information.

The government says it is considering banning plastic materials in the country and revert to the use of paper materials which are more ecologically friendly.
‘An information paper I chanced upon indicates that the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST) is seeking to ban black polythene bags in the country, so that when you shop, it will be paper bag that would be used to serve you. (more…)

President of Ghana, John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills on illegal mining and illegal felling of trees.

Ghana’s President, John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills has expressed worry about the level of environmental degradation in his country – mentioning in particular, illegal felling of trees and illegal mining as the two most important issues on his agenda which needed immediate attention. According to him, if measures are not put in place immediately to forestall the problem, the legacy that will be left behind by those in decision making for the younger generation in future will not be a proud one. (more…)