Saturday, February 08, 2014

Teach school children how to test water quality in Ghana – Martin Nijsse

School boy Felix demonstrates the kit testing process
By Nathaniel Y. Yankson

The Institutional Manager of Vitens Evides International, Martin Nijsse has advocated the need for school children to be taught how to test water quality in Ghana so as to inculcate that culture in the next generation.

Water: Life and death issue at Sang

From Patrick Baidoo, Tamale

A number of people at Sang, capital town of Mion District in the Northern Region, have expressed worry about the lack of potable water and very limited access to sanitation.

GMO Test Trials Prove Divisive in Ghana

From Patrick Baidoo, Tamale

A battle over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is building in Ghana after the government recently completed regulations that could allow modified cowpeas and other selected crops to be grown following confined field trials (CFT).

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Online environment, sanitation conference (e-NESCON) launched in Ghana

Source: WasteCare

A web based special National Environmental Sanitation Conference (e-NESCON) was launched in Ghana in December 2013.

'Ministry of Environment is Ghana's weakest ministry’

Dr. Tony Aidoo

Former Head of the Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at the Presidency, Tony Aidoo has fingered the Ministry of Environment, Science and technology as the weakest ministry in Ghana.

Water for each Ghanaian reduces from 110 barrels to 48 daily

Source: Today

Ghana’s water availability figure of about 40,000 barrels for each person a year in 1960, going by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) figures, has dwindled to about 10,178 barrels annually in 2013.

Plastic in the ocean is contaminating seafood

Source: Today

We’ve long known that the fish we eat are exposed to toxic chemicals in the rivers, bays and oceans they inhabit. The substance that’s gotten the most attention — because it has shown up at disturbingly high levels in some fish — is mercury.