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5 ‘galamseyers’ mining with cyanide to face court today

Five miners arrested on Thursday for using zinc and cyanide in their illegal operations at Aboso in the  Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality of the Western Region will be put before court today [Friday]. The five, including four Chinese and one Ghanaian, were arrested by government’s anti-galamsey task-force, Operation Vanguard, after a swoop on their site in Aboso. The team found that the ...

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POP Diesel scouts for 6000 Farmers in Northern Region

POP Diesel scouts for 6000 Farmers in Northern Region

A multinational company, POP Diesel Africa Limited is scouting for about 6,000 smallholder farmers to cultivate Jatropha plants in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region. The Managing Director, Claude David Convisser at a media briefing in Tamale, said soya beans and orange-fleshed sweet potatoes will be cultivated alongside the Jatropha plants. He explained the rationale for adopting the mixed ...

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We’ll adhere to EPA’s directives – Shinefeel company

Shinefeel Ghana Company Limited at Asutsuare in the Shai Osudoku District, has said it will comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) directive to shut down its plastic processing unit. The factory’s manager, John Dziwornu, told Citi News, “as a responsible organization, we operate within the law so we’ll act on it [the EPA directive].” After a trip to the facility by a ...

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Asutsuare: EPA orders closure of Chinese factory’s plastic unit

The Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], has ordered the shut down of the plastic processing unit of the Shinefeel Ghana Company Limited at Asutsuare in the Shai Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region. This was after a trip to the facility by a three-man team of the EPA from Accra. After a site tour, the EPA team concluded that, the ...

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EPA moves to act on ‘toxic’ Chinese factory at Asutsuare

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The Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], since the early part of 2017, has been aware of the operations of the Chinese toiletries and plastics manufacturing company, Shine Feel, whose supposed unsafe operations, have now forced the closure of the Osudoku Senior High Technical School. Speaking to Citi News, an Executive Director in charge of Technical at the EPA, Ebenezer Sampong, said the Agency ...

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Kuntunse: ‘Illegal’ Chinese tomato factory operating again

The Happy Sunshine Company, producers of La Vonce tomato paste, has started operating again, though it is yet to receive all the needed documentation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Residents at Korleman City, an estate at Kuntunse in the Ga West Municipality, have raised concerns about how the activities of the company are affecting them. The residents first raised concerns ...

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Don’t blame us entirely for Atomic junction explosion – EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has said it cannot be fully blamed for Saturday’s gas explosion at Atomic junction in Accra. It said although it admits that its mandate included ensuring that the gas station where the explosion occurred was complying with environmental safety regulations, other agencies also had various roles to play in ensuring that the operations of the station ...

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EPA being selective in Exton Cubic saga; others are guilty – Afenyo-Markin

The Effutu MP, Alex Afenyo-Markin, believes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has been enforcing the laws selectively. He singled out the Ghana Bauxite Company as operating outside the remit of the law at the Public Accounts Committee on Friday and later on Eyewitness News. The Ghana Bauxite Company limited has been mining since 2001, Mr. Afenyo-Markin noted, but said he knew for a ...

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E/R: We don’t have resources to do our job – EPA

The Eastern Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Felix Okyere Addo has lamented the financial and human resource constraints confronting his outfit. Speaking at a meeting between the Eastern Regional Security Council, the anti-galamsey task-force Operation Vanguard, and other stakeholders, he called on the government equip the EPA for them to effectively carry out their duties. “…I must say ...

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Nyinahin: Exton Cubic’s operations illegal – EPA

Exton Cubic Group Limited’s current operations in the Nyinahin bauxite concession of the Tano Offin Forest reserve are illegal, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Though the Exton Cubic applied for a permit to undertake the prospecting of bauxite in the area; it failed to comply with EPA regulations rendering the permits null and void. The seizure of mining equipment belonging to ...

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