Thursday, July 6, 2017

China takes elephant steps to ban ivory trade



Smart grab
China says it is set to totally ban any trade in ivory before the close of year in a step that is expected to protect the elephant which is listed as vulnerable (facing high extinction in the wild).


By Edmund Smith-Asante, BEIJING
Officials of the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the State Forestry Administration who spoke with the journalists.

China says it would place a total ban on ivory trade as one of several measures to stem illegal wildlife trade and protect endangered animal species before the close of year.

Monday, May 8, 2017

‘Deal with Chinese who breach the law’

By Edmund Smith-Asante, BEIJING
Mr. Wang Dong, Director, West Asian and African Affairs of the Ministry of Commerce (middle) addressing the journalists
 
The Chinese government says it fully supports Ghana’s efforts to deal with Chinese nationals who breach the laws of the country in their quest to pursue benefits through illegal mining.
 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

China tackles emissions..*Removes over 4 million vehicles from road

By Edmund Smith-Asante, BEIJING

There is always steady traffic in Beijing. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE
In a move to reduce air pollution and address environmental problems, the Chinese government has removed 4.046 million old and high-emission vehicles from the road throughout the country.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Mudor waste treatment plant nears completion



By Edmund Smith-Asante & Naa Lamiley Bentil, ACCRA

The Mudor Administration Block
 Plans to decommission the infamous lavender hill are far advanced with about 85 per cent of work on the Mudor waste treatment plant completed.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

200 companies save billion dollars through clean energy

By Edmund Smith-Asante, Marrakech
Mr Paul Polman, UNILEVER CEO with other speakers behind him at the forum.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UNILEVER, Mr Paul Polman, has shown the commitment of the world’s business sector to employing clean energy for a low carbon energy future, by announcing the savings that have been made in just a year.


Africa calls for action oriented climate change conference



By Edmund Smith-Asante, Tanger, Morocco
 
The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI
The 22nd edition of the United Nations’ annual Climate Change conference dubbed COP 22, will be held in the North African country Morocco in November, to primarily bring into force the Paris Agreement arrived at during COP 21 in France last year.

Morocco gears up for COP 22



By Edmund Smith-Asante, Marrakech
Mr Abdeslam Bekrate addressing the African journalists at the COP 22 site in Marrakech.
 The Head of Logistics, Security and Safety at the Ministry of the Interior, Morocco, Mr Abdeslam Bekrate, has indicated Morocco’s readiness to host the 22nd United Nations Conference of Parties Climate Change Conference (COP 22) in November this year.

GJA 2010 Award Winners

GJA 2010 Award Winners
Dzifa, Emelia and Gertrude

GJA 2011 Award Winners

GJA 2011 Award Winners
GWJN's 2011 GJA Award-Winning Team

New WASH-JN Executives

New WASH-JN Executives
They are from left - Edmund, Ghana, Aminata: Guinea, Alain: Benin, Paule: Senegal and Ousman: Niger

Celebrating Award

Celebrating Award
The benefits of Award Winning!

Hard Work Pays!

Hard Work Pays!
In a pose with my plaque