Irate residents attack Salt factory – Starr Fm

Some enraged residents of Adina, a fishing community in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta region have reportedly attacked and ransacked a Salt Mining factory operating in the area.

The residents are said to have gone on rampage at the Kessington Salt Factory, on Wednesday over an alleged pollution of their source of potable water by the Indian company.

A source in the area told Starr news that the irate residents burnt lorry tyres and hauled stones at the factory workers and their expatriate bosses.

A team of Police men from the Keta Divisional Command had a tough time bringing the situation under control, as they were also attacked by marauding locals with stones, the source added.

Scores of the factory workers are said to have sustained various degree of injuries, with one casualty being reported.

The Regional Police command has since dispatched reinforcement to the Adina community to maintain order.

A worker at the Kessington Salt Factory told Starr news that the company have temporarily halted operations in order to safeguard life and property.

Describing the attacks as unwarranted, the worker said the incensed residents looted materials from the factory store.

“They were vandalizing and the same time, looting. Breaking into stores and taking things away, office stationeries, motor bikes, ceiling fans. We see people carrying things away,” said the worker on condition of anonymity.




Published on 15 March 2017 | 8:13 pm at Source