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Mon, 05 Jun 2023 Petitions

Environmentalists petition government to show real commitment to Green Ghana

By Eco-Conscious Citizens
Environmentalists petition government to show real commitment to Green Ghana
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Ahead of Green Ghana Day, environmentalists and public-spirited persons are calling on the Government to show real commitment to Green Ghana by:

1. Revoking Executive Instrument (E.I.) 144 Forests (Cessation of Forest Reserve) Instrument 2022.

The E.I. removes 361.50 acres of forest from Achimota Forest Reserve, the lungs of Accra.

Existing forests must be preserved, if we are serious about climate change and Green Ghana. We cannot with one hand destroy portions of our existing forest reserves and with the other hand purport to green Ghana..

2. Pausing Community Mining. Our current monitoring and enforcement regime is weak. We are unable to effectively monitor the few big mining companies we have and cannot therefore effectively monitor numerous community mining operatives.

The unfortunate result is that community mining in many cases is destroying the environment. It is for this reason that activists in Mantukwa, Sefwi Atronsu and Apaitaim, to name a few say No to Community Mining.

3. Revoking section 3(2) of Environmental Protection (Mining In Forest Reserves) Regulations 2022 Legislative Instrument ( L.I.) 2462 which enables the President to allow mining in a globally significant biodiversity area in "the national interest".

Mining in a globally significant biodiversity area will destroy the ecosystem on which living species depend and cannot be in the national interest.

4. Holding the directors of Akonta Mining accountable for allegedly destroying portions of the Tano Nimiri Forest Reserve and ensuring the company restores areas they destroyed. #PolluterPays principle must be put into practice.

5. Taking action on JoyNews' documentary 'Gold For Destruction', where persons in military attire appeared to be protecting illegal miners destroying the environment.

6. Setting up an Independent Public Enquiry into Prof. Frimpong Boateng’s report.

7. Developing the Green Economy, the value chain, health and pharmaceutical value of our forests and maximising funds from carbon sinks.

8. Looking at the real cost of mining.
The Lands Minister is reported to have said that small-scale mining fetched Ghana almost US$1.2 billion in 2022. We need to critically examine the cost of community mining and ask ourselves whether our poisoned land and water bodies, rising birth defects and kidney disease, destruction of farms and loss of livelihood of farmers whilst we pay lip service to Farmers Day, food security concerns, increased cost of purifying water and possible importation of water is worth it? Will those with kidney disease or deformities be comforted by the information that small scale mining allegedly fetched Ghana USD1.2 billion?

We have to seriously explore and implement viable alternatives to Destruction for Minerals. We face a clear and present danger with current poisoning of our land and water bodies. The time for serious action is yesterday. We cannot afford to engage in publicity stunts and gimmicks whilst our environment is being destroyed.

Over 200 individual and organisational co-signatories

Abdullai Karim Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Abigail Adusei Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Abraham Yaw Apataim Youth Development Movement
Abraham Yelley Gaiacare
Abugri Joshua Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Acheampong Nkuah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Adwoa Boateng-Kwakye Self-employed
Adwowa Boohene
Akwasi Bediako Asomanin Private Individual
AKWEI, Adjeley RIMA TheraTouch, Ltd.
Alex Donkor Asumani Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Alex Owusu Amoakoh Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Alexander KONADU Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Alfred Acquah Life In Eden International
ALFRED DADZIE Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Alhaji Yar Ishaq Alhassan Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Amegayibor Heidrun Private
Amihere Eric Time For the trees
Amma Odamea Amoako Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Anakwa Dwamena National Geographic Explorer
Andrews Acquah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Anneke van der Puije
Anthony Cudjoe BONZO KAKU SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Anthony Graves Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Arafua Apaloo Aning Retired
ASARE HASSAN Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
ATO AIDOO Food Sovereignty Ghana
Audrey Quaye Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Awagah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Awuah Brobbey Enoch eco conscious citizens
Baah Iddrisu Quddus Civic Ghana Alliance
Baffour Ennin
Baniba Benjamin Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Becky Wood
Ben Mawutor Eco-Conscious Citizens
Benedict Nyanzu Nzema Advocacy for Peace and Development
Bernard Nana Damoah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Brenda Philips Eco-Conscious Citizens
Bright Kwaku Bobby Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
BRIGHT KWAKU BOBBY Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Brooks Robinson Planet Waves Environmental
caterina niklaus
Christian Essel Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Clifford Opoku Nightingale Hospital
Daniel Aboagye Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Daniel Arthur Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Daryl Bosu A Rocha Ghana
David Aikins-Bekoe Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
David Ewusi-Mensah Eco Amet Solutions
Dr Monte Kutin 37 Military Hospital, Accra
Dr Sylva Vortia Private Citizen
Dr. Victoria Manu Ghana Union Hamburg
Eben A Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Ebenezer Mienza Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Ebenezer Nyarko Etsuah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Edward Agyeman Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Edward F. Dwumfour Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Edwin Baffour Food Sovereignty Ghana
Elizabeth Victoria-Amanor
Emmanuel Adu Gyamfi Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Emmanuel Alfred Nii Otoo Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Emmanuel Appiah Larbi Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Emmanuel Egyir Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Emmanuel Erzuah Armah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Emmanuel Palma Fallon Afesi Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Emmanuel Quayson Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Erastus Asare Donkor Luv fm, kumasi
Eric Agyedenah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Eric Ekow Ghansah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Ernest Addae-Aboagye Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Ernest Kusi Appau Ghana Gas
Esther Darko-Mensah Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre
Eugene A Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Eugene Botchey Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Evans Quarm Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Evonla Abbi GEAG
Ezo Blay Frank GEAG
Famous Ameedzape Voado Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
FELIX MENSAH Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Femke Akkermans Green Gold S.E.
Fr. Joseph Blay
Fran
Francis Ametepey Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Francis Dodd
Francis Tayi Marine
Frank Ezo Blay Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Friar Joseph Kwame Blay Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
GEORGE CRANKSON Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Gifty Owusu Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Gloria Agyare Ghana Youth Environmental Movement (GYEM)
Hawa Nankpah Haruna Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Hayford Dekyem Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Irving Nemi GEAG
Isaac Armachie Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Isaac Blay Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Isaac KWABENA Agyeman Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
ISAAC NDEDE KOJO WRCC
Isaac Neequaye Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Jacob Quarm Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Jane Frances Lobnibe GNG
Jeffery Nkrumah-Gatsey Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Jemima Akoto Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Jerome Desire Aliebakaa Kpan Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Jo Ann Brimmer
Job and Isaac Assemkrom Youth Against Galamsey
John moffat Koyele Eku
JOHN OWUSU ANSAH Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Jonathan Korletey Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Jonathan Ofori Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Joseph Emmanuel Nkrumah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
JosephAkhor Sakyimante Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Joshua Andoh Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Joshua Dorkordi Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Kabah Atawoge Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Kati Torda Sun Trade Beads
Kenneth Agyir Youth Alliance for Green Ghana (YAGG)
Kingsley Sackey Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
KOFI BADU FOLSON EDWARD Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Kofi Brako-Asamoah Centre for Environment and Rural Development
Kofi Quandahor Dadzie Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Kpabitey Nyako Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Kwabena Agyeman Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
kwadwo
Kwaku Eco-Conscious Citizens
Kwaku Adu Mintah
Kwame kyeremeh Gyimah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Kwame Nkrumah Agyapong Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Kwaw Ermerleh AGOVI Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Kwesi Adjei Armah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Kwesi Amoo Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Lordia Blay Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Louis Ackah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Louise aka ezoua Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Louise Renaud Own
Louise-Michèle Desjeunes
Madeleen Husselman
Majiid Abdul rahman Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Margaret Atsu-Djadou
Marie Amoakwa-Boadu Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Martha Fillastre
Matilda Hammond-Raney Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Maxwell Ankamah Sefwi Atronsu Farmers and Youths Against 'Community Mining'
Michael Adebah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Michael Nii Yemo Yemofio La Citizens Network
Molly Keogh Osei-Duro Memorial Foundation
Moses Bavia Isaac Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Name Organisation
Nana Agyei Ankama Atronsu Youth and Farmers Movement
Nana Asante Global Afrikan Congress
Nana Gayle Legassi Gardens
Nana Graves Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Nana Kwadwo Jantuah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Nana Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Nana Yaw Buobu Addae-Aboagye Ghana Environmental
Nehemiah Onomah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Nelson Nana Yaw Twumasi Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Nemi Kwesi Nemi Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Nicholas Lagudah
Nii Darko Asante
Nii Maama Eco-Conscious Citizens
Nina Chachu ISAG
Norbert Miezah Cudjoe Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Norma Brooks Puplampu ISAG
Ntiamoah Ebenezer Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Owuraku Emmanuel Sintim Knust
Owusu Emmanuel Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Patrick Japheth Danso Atronsu Youth and Farmers Movement
Paul Kwaw Self employed
Paul Zinale FLOWER
Philip Anor Homiah 3 points enterprise
Prince Gbedidi Mawutor Abba El Familiar
PRINCE KYEI Right At Home
Prince Quarshie Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
RAH Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Rev Evans Helegbe-Goldman Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Richard Agyei Sarpong Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Richard Appiah Ricoh Financial Services
Richard Kwaku Tetteh Asumah Citizens Across Cultures Foundation
Romeo D. Lartey
Rose Mensah-Kutin ABANTU FOR DEVELOPMENT
Rosemary Ewurama Amoako Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Samuel Blay Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Sandra Toffay Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Sarah J Atunah-Jay Prívate individual
Sedinam Moyowasifza Curry Green System Change
SHADRACK FOBIRI Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Solomon Kwabena Gyimah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Solomon Yamoah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Standilous S. Bissah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
sue nightingale
Sutha Anita Rural Women farmers Association of Ghana
Sydney Cofie Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Sylvia Mills-Janota Retiree
Thomas Vaah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Tony Adams Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Ulric Hayfron-Kelly Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Victoria Helwani Kiddygram Montessori/Toria's green fingers garden
Vincent Owusu Kyei-Baffour Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Walter Mawuli Gli TERIA Ghana
William Seme Amanfro
Winifred Amma Baffour Just Food Ghana Limited
Wisdom Braun Dzakpo Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Wisdom Dorkpo Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Yankey Esther kegnan Adalah Student
Yaw Brenyah Ghana Environmental Advocacy Group
Yaw Oduro-Frempong
Yvette Tetteh Pure and Just Food

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