Protest Two Volta communities up in arms against Indian salt mining company

According to the residents, the company is destroying their water bodies with their operations.

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The demonstrators play

The demonstrators

(Citifmonline)
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Two communities in the Volta region - Agbozume and Klikor, are up in arms against an Indian salt mining company, Kensington.

According to the residents, the company is destroying their water bodies with their operations.

They argue that the company is drilling water underground instead of drawing from the sea; a situation they claim has resulted in the reduction of water at the water table that feeds their wells and lagoons.

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One of the demonstrators, Mensah Lawson Kofi called on the government to ensure that the company is relocated.

“As I speak, there is no water in our wells, during rainy season, our source of water is the wells, but it has not rained here for some time now.

“We are demonstrating to petition the government to come to our aid because although our politicians promise to come to our rescue, they don’t honour their promises when we vote for them. We want government to help remove this mining company from this community. If a company is in your community, it comes with development, but we are not seeing any developmental projects in our community. They are also not going according to the contract they signed with our chiefs,” he told Accra-based Citi FM.

The protest by the two communities comes on the back of a similar one some weeks ago, where angry Adina residents attacked staff of the company, resulting in the death of one of the angry youth.

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