A raid on a "wee" base by Twifu Praso police at midnight yesterday has resulted in the disappearance of over 10 young boys who had no option but to plunge into the flooded river Pra at a very dangerous portion of the river at Bankyease in Twifu Praso.
Water bodies in Ghana were at the brink of destruction following the degradable activities of small scale miners, popularly know in Ghana as galamsey.Water bodies including the river Ankobra and Pra river have been inundated with dirt and heavy additives rendering them virtually unusable.The situation burst the floodgates wide, and from within were torrents of cry and pleads to the government to help curb the issue.
The Pra River is the easternmost and largest of Ghana's three major rivers.The Pra acted as a frontier between the Ashanti Confederacy and the Gold Coast in the nineteenth century.
The Ashanti realm proceed to grow and rule the majority of the Akan states under the standard of Nana Osei Tutu I. While trying to overwhelm the Akyem achieved a battle between these two Akan states. Akyem protection from Asante political mastery was relentless as well as it was almost the best. In 1717, Nana Osei Tutu chose to take the battle to the Akyem .Because of the force he control and the Akyem troopers been out numbered by the Ashanti warriors, Osei Tutu I belittled the Akyems. He encouraged the fight
Oh!! Wow!! This is so beautiful. Akuffo Addo has commissioned four brand new ships to the Ghana Navy. Read details and watch photos. On Friday, 25th February 2022, President Akuffo Addo commissioned four (4) vessels (Ghana Navy Ship Volta, Ghana Navy Ship Densu, Ghana Navy Ship Pra and Ghana Navy Ship Ankobra) acquired for use by the Ghana Navy.
Ever wondered why no Ashanti King crosses River Pra?Well, worry less if you've still not gotten an answer as I'm here today to answer such a question.
We all know most of the river in Ghana is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river.Ghana as a nation has some major river which is most recognize and server the nation interms of electricity, agricuture, drinking, etc Such river is river Volta, Pra, Densu, Ankobra, Ayesu, Tano and so on.
One person is reported dead with several illegal mining equipment being burnt at the Wassa East District of the Western Region. The operation was led by the Chairman of the District Security Committee in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service. They had information that the illegal miners have returned to the Pra River and other sites with their equipment in full force.
Yesternight on Metro TV’s “Good Evening Ghana,” Kojo Oppong Nkrumah won the heart of many youths for his eloquence and strong command over the Queen’s language. He was able to elaborate on all matters dispassionately without any confusion or fear. He touched on galamsey and expressed the need to burn the excavators.
Galamsey has done more harm than good to our motherland Ghana.Galamsey is a term locally used in Ghana which means illegal small scale mining.From our research, 'Galamsey' was derived from "gather them and sell''. This act started in 1989 when a system was implemented for obtaining small-scale mining licenses according to The Small-Scale Gold Mining Act Of 1989.
There are indeed missing pages of Ghana's history and one of such people who have been left out of the history books in Ghana are the Ahantas and their contributions to the foundation stone of this great country called Ghana our motherland.
Some illegal miners at Oseikrom in the New Abirem District in the Eastern Region of Ghana have been arrested George Mireku Duker, Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources said those people were arrested because they don’t have a license to mine. "It is in an illegal site.
Ghanaians have witnessed the destruction of cocoa farms and water bodies such as Birim, Ankobrah, Pra and the Volta Lake.Our efforts in fighting the galamsey menace is proving futile.The love of gold has increased the rate at which our lands are degraded.This menace is mostly penetrated by the youth with support from some people in power.
After the death of Nana Osei Tutu the first, who was sniped on the river Pra and fell into it, his grand newphew Opoku Ware, after a series of search with his warriors could not find his grand uncle's body and had to live to kumasi in a sorrowful manner. On reaching home, news on the dead of the Great King Nana Osei Tutu the first had already reached home and to the suprise of Opoku Ware and the warriors who had return from the war, a new king had already been crowned in their absents. Nana Darko, the son of
River Pra is one of the major rivers in the country. It takes its source from the Kwahu Plateau and it empties at the Gulf of Guinea in Takoradi. This river has served as the livelihood of many people who live along its banks. They fished in this river and also fetched it for drinking and for other domestic purposes. The state of the river now is an eyesore. It is so muddy that it is now rendered “useless”. Almost all the fishes in it have died and the water can’t be used for any other activities; not
Ghana was,former known as the Gold Coast ,a name given to us by the Europeans who first arrived in the ountry .They gave the name Gold Coast because at that time gold was everywhere in the country .There were gold in the form of sand under river beds which is known as alluvial gold ,they were found in notable rivers such as Pra ,Birim ,Ofin ,Bia and many others . Farmers in those days working in the farms came across gold bars in the form of stones, and strangely enough our great grandfathers at
Government has incurred the wrath of galamsey operators whose excavators have been burnt down in an operation to day.The President of the Republic, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo on Wednesday, 28th April 2021, issued a statement instructing the military to led the fight against illegal mining on or along water bodies.
The Pra River is a river in Ghana, the easternmost and the largest of the three principal rivers that drain the area south of the Volta divide. Rising in the Kwahu Plateau near Mpraeso and flowing southward for 240 km through rich cocoa and farming areas and valuable forests in the Akan lowlands, the Pra enters the Gulf of Guinea east of Takoradi.1 In the 19th century, the Pra served as the border between the Ashanti Confederacy and the Gold Coast. The Pra has many cataracts, notably the Bosomasi Rapids at
The current state of water bodies in Ghana have been the talk of town in recent times.Taking a close look at the whole scenario, one may admit that, most water bodies (especially rivers) in Ghana have undergone tremendous changes.People who were able to see the old states of these water bodies can attest to this fact.
The President and the Commander in chief of the Ghana Armed forces, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revived his fight against illegal mining by deploying the military forces to clear all activities of mining along all water bodies.According to Mr Kojo Opong Nkrumah, the President’s directive is pursuant to the resolutions of the final communiqué of the Stakeholder Dialogue on Small Scale Mining held on April 14.