Ministry orders companies to halt operations over poor pollution practices
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Ministry orders companies to halt operations over poor pollution practices

- Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng has ordered the shutdown of three companies accused of polluting the environment

- The companies have been tasked to provide a road map in a week to correct the situation

- This was after he paid an unannounced visit to the companies following several complaints

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The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has ordered a halt in operations of a number of companies that are reportedly polluting the environment.

The affected companies are United Steel Company, Rider Steel Company, and Success Aluminum Limited.

The companies can only resume operations once they have detailed plans to correct their poor pollution management practices.

Ministry orders companies to halt operations over poor pollution practices

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng Source: GBC Ghana Online
Source: UGC

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The companies are all in the Tema Free Zones Enclave and their activities are adversely affecting others in the catchment area.

The sector minister, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has reportedly given the named companies a week to address the challenge.

Per a report by dailyguidenetwork.com, this was after he paid an unannounced visit to the companies.

According to Professor Frimpong-Boateng, the failure of the companies to discuss a plan of action with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would lead to severe sanctions.

He explained that his office has received several complaints about the volume of pollution by the companies in the area.

This, he went on, informed his decision to take steps to deal with the matter.

In other news, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has shut down a Chinese firm, Everyday Manufacturing Ltd., that was engaged in the recycling of government textbooks into toilet rolls.

The factory, located in the Awutu Senya constituency, was closed down after a two-week surveillance operation by the GRA’s Counter Intelligence Unit.

YEN.com.gh understands that the GRA’s Special Revenue Mobilisation Task Force closed the factory after a tip-off.

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