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Ghana: 2 Volta communities protest against Indian salt mining company for drying up their water sources and destroying water bodies

Author: King Norbert Akpablie, Citi News (Ghana), Published on: 29 March 2017

"2 Volta communities protest against Indian salt mining firm", 29 March 2017

Barely two weeks after residents of Adina in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region attacked an Indian salt mining company, Kensington, two more neighboring communities; Agbozume and Klikor, are also up in arms against the same company. The residents there are accusing Kensington of drying up their wells and destroying their water bodies with their operations...The residents in these communities who share the same lagoon with residents of Adina, are blaming the company for drilling water underground instead of drawing from the sea; which has resulted in the reduction of water at the water table that feeds their wells and lagoons. Speaking to Citi News, some of the demonstrators called on government to help evacuate the company from the area...One Ernest Lumor lamented that, the sea sometimes floods its boundaries due to activities of the company. “...Now we don’t have good water, our coconut trees are dying, we have too high temperature hence we are all feeling uncomfortable in the area...” 

 

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