The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, says the operators of the Anto-Aboso quarry site will face the full rigours of the law after an explosive disaster killed four persons and injured many others on Saturday night.
Speaking to the media after inspecting the site, the Minister revealed that the quarry operators, STA Addsams, who had taken over from the previous Omni Quarry operators, had not completed their licensing processes and were therefore not expected to be working.
Although this is contrary to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) position, the Regional Minister assured that the operators will definitely face the law for the disaster.
Four persons died with many others injured after an explosive disaster occurred on Saturday night at the quarry site, which is operated by some Chinese at Anto-Aboso in the Shama District of the Western Region.
Four dead bodies have so far been recovered from the site of the explosion. Officials from the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) have explained that 22 persons were at the site when the explosion occurred.
The four bodies retrieved included three Ghanaians and one foreigner. Five injured persons are currently receiving treatment at the hospital, while nine have been discharged.