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La residents to sue EPA, EDISAW over ‘toxic’ rubber factory

Residents of East La in the La Dadekotopon Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, have resolved to take legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly (LADMA), to stop the operations of plastic manufacturing, company EDISAW Company Limited. Residents say the operations of EDISAW poses a serious health risk to them. The EPA last ...

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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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EPA closes down ‘toxic’ La rubber factory

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has shut down Edisaw Company limited, a plastic manufacturing factory in the La Dadekotopon Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, which has been cited for serious air pollution. This follows Citi News’ report on how the operation of the factory was affecting residents in the area. The residents had complained about the health challenges the ...

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‘One village, one dam’ will boost agric sector – Lecturer

Irrigation

A lecturer at the University of Ghana has called on the government to implement its flagship ‘one village, one dam’ project to enable farmers to ensure year-long supply of water to their farms, even in the dry season, thereby increasing their yield. Speaking at a press briefing on the sidelines of the United Nations Convention for Climate Change, Senior Lecturer at ...

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E/R: Residents stop EPA from closing down ‘illegal’ fuel station

Attempts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Eastern Region to close down a fuel station which was operating illegally at Frimponso Junction in Anyinam on the Accra-Kumasi Highway, proved futile after over 40 members of the community and workers of the station resisted the move. The Oando fuel station, which is close to Ready Oil Service station, is said ...

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Kuntunse residents to sue Tomato Factory owners, Assembly, EPA

Residents of Kuntunse in Accra have indicated that they will head to court in a bid to stop the unlawful operations of a tomato factory in the area. The EPA shut down the Happy Sunshine Tomato facility  which is managed by some Chinese expatriates, after a series of Citi News reports had revealed that the company was operating illegally in ...

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Illegal Chinese tomato factory operating again with DCE’s backing

Despite an order from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the relocation of the Happy Sunshine Factory, the Factory is back at work in defiance of the authority of the state, and the complaints of Kuntunse residents. It appears the Municipal Chief Executive for Ga West Municipality, Clement Wilkinson, and the EPA, are at odds as to how the company ...

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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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