General News of Sunday, 26 February 2017
Waste Management Group, Zoomlion has accused pro-NPP security group Inincible Forces of forcefully taking over a mini waste transfer station belonging to the company.
This the company insists has caused financial loss to them and dire environmental consequences to the residents in the Tema metropolis.
The mini transfer station at the Presby Junction at Ashaiman, temporarily holds refuse for onward transfer to Kpone, where it is recycled.
But the area, since its takeover, according to the company’s General Manager has become a landfill site.
Seth Ocran in narrating how the takeover came about said “early January, they called and told us they wanted to take over and we asked why they wanted to take over since we do not have a contract with them.
“So we agreed to meet on Wednesday, but on Tuesday morning my officer in charge at the site, called and told me that they have come to take over the place.”
Joy News is learning, however, that the Invincible Forces have been ordered by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashittey to hand over the facility.
But Mr. Ocran says the metropolitan assembly should bear the cost of clearing the waste.
“Our worry is the waste that is there because if there is any outbreak, it is going to be very serious and there is a school opposite the place.
“And the unfortunate thing is that they have set fire into the waste and now when you go there, there is smoke emanating into the environment and that is not good at all.”