Tag Archives: EPA

Illegal Chinese tomato factory ordered to relocate

Following the closure of their facility at Kuntunse in the Ga West Municipality on Saturday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has now directed the Happy Sunshine Tomato Company managed by Chinese expatriates to relocate from the area. The EPA shut down the facility after a series of Citi News reports had revealed that the company was operating illegally in the ...

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EPA closes down illegal Chinese tomato factory at Kuntunse

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has closed down Happy Sunshine Company, Producers of La Vonce tomato paste, following a  number of Citi News reports on the company’s illegal operations. The closure of the company comes after a closed-door meeting between management of the tomato factory and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday. A notice of closure has been posted ...

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Church under construction shares wall with LPG station

A building under construction, purported to be a church, is sharing a wall with a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) filling station in La, opposite Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited site. Using the road to Zenith College, Seam Oil, an LPG filling station, is opposite the Trade Fair site. Information gathered by The Finder indicates that the gas filling station has ...

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Minister orders closure of gas station at Kumasi Abattoir

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, has ordered the closure of a gas station located on the premises of the Kumasi Abattoir. The Manbah Gas Station, according to the Minister, is sited too close to the Abattoir which uses fire constantly in undertaking their activities. He noted that, the gas station also had no certification from the Environmental Protection Agency ...

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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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Blame EPA for Atomic gas explosion – Methodist Bishop

Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, has chided regulatory institutions mandated to oversee the operations of fuel stations in the country for shirking their responsibilities. According to him, authorities at these institutions have failed to do proper checks before allowing owners of Petrol and Gas stations to set up at their places of business. The Most Reverend, Titus K. ...

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EPA’s air monitoring equipment stolen

Monitoring of air quality to protect public health in Tema remains a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because the air monitoring equipment which contains metals has been stolen. The Deputy Director of the EPA, Emmanuel Appoh, told the Ghanaian Times that EPA has installed the equipment to monitor the quantity of harmful particles and chemicals in the air. ...

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EPA is business unfriendly – Casely-Hayford

An independent financial analyst, Sydney Casely-Hayford has accused the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of being business unfriendly. According to him, EPA’s handling of the of the Exton Cubic Group’s bauxite deal has not been encouraging. “We have an EPA that is coming across to me as very business unfriendly. This is a very unfriendly way of encouraging local business persons ...

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Bauxite deal: EPA has been unfair to us – Exton Cubic

Embattled mining firm, Exton Cubic Group, has accused the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) of not giving it a fair hearing over the bauxite prospecting deal in the Tano-Offin Forest Reserve in the Ashanti Region. EPA had accused the company of entering the forest illegally and has asked Exton to halt operations and take steps to obtain the right permits. According ...

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EPA defends action against Exton over bauxite deal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has defended its decision asking Exton Cubic Group to halt prospecting of Bauxite in the Tano-Offin Forest Reserve in the Ashanti Region. EPA insists that Exton breached the agency’s requirement during the exercise. Exton Cubic which is prospecting Bauxite in the Forest Reserve together with Ibrahim Mahama’s company; Engineers and Planners (E&P), have been in ...

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