More than 5,000 Scots living with HIV virus

More than 5,000 people are living with HIV in Scotland, official figures suggest. A report published by Health Protection Scotland (HPS) said the majority of the 5,352 people diagnosed were men – 73% (3,916) – while 1,436 women were estimated to have the virus. As of December 2018, 92% were attending HIV services for specialist…

Chemical pollution: Cause of ‘bloody’ Nsukwao River

It has now been established that, the ‘bloody’ Nsukwao River in the Eastern region was caused by a chemical pollution. A factory sited upstream the River is said to have been responsible for the contamination. According to the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Ebenezer Tetteh, “the colour of the…

CJ advocates creation of special courts on environment

The Chief Justice is advocating the establishment of special Courts that would focus on the prosecution of environmental-related cases. Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo expressed worry about the rapid destruction of the environment due to illegal logging, mining and other uncontrolled human activities which were rapidly depleting forest resources. She made the call when she…

Government to employ youth to reclaim galamsey lands

The Minister for Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, has indicated that the current Akufo-Addo administration will soon employ some youth to reclaim lands degraded by illegal miners, also known as ‘galamseyers.’ He said that they would also undertake afforestation to reclaim the lands that would be used for farming. The Minister said the exercise will soon be…