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Angry Ketu residents petition gov’t over Adina Salt Factory

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Residents of Agbozume and Klikor in the Ketu South municipality of the Volta region have petitioned President Akufo-Addo over the operations of the Kensington Salt factory in the area.

This was after they went on a demonstration Wednesday to protest what they said was the adverse effects of the company’s operations on their livelihoods.

Clad in red attire with placards, the aggrieved locals marched for several kilometres from Agbozume to the Municipal Assembly at Denu-Tokor where they presented their petition to government.

According to them, the Indian firm which has been mining salt from the lagoon in the area since 2011 has failed to comply with the agreed terms of engagement.

They said the firm’s failure to source sea water for its operations has resulted in the drying up of the lagoon, which the adjourning communities, including, Agbozume, Klikor and Adina rely on for fishing.

Residents of Agbozume and Klikor in the Ketu South municipality of the Volta region have petitioned President Akufo-Addo over the operations of the Kensington Salt factory in the area.

This was after they went on a demonstration Wednesday to protest what they said was the adverse effects of the company’s operations on their livelihoods.

Clad in red attire with placards, the aggrieved locals marched for several kilometres from Agbozume to the Municipal Assembly at Denu-Tokor where they presented their petition to government.

According to them, the Indian firm which has been mining salt from the lagoon in the area since 2011 has failed to comply with the agreed terms of engagement.

They said the firm’s failure to source sea water for its operations has resulted in the drying up of the lagoon, which the adjourning communities, including, Agbozume, Klikor and Adina rely on for fishing.

 

By: Lambert Atsivor/EIB Volta Regional Correspondent

 

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