Youth of New Takoradi protest against limestone pollution
The youth of New Takoradi, in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, on Tuesday, blocked the main road leading to the town, amidst burning of car tyres.
They complained that, heavy trucks, loaded with limestone meant for the Ghana Cement Manufacturing Limited (GHACEM), which is located in the area, had been polluting the air with dust from the limestone.
This, they claimed, had resulted in residents contracting various airborne diseases and lung infections such as Tuberculosis.
According to the Takoradi District Police Commander, DSP Dela Dzansi, the youth blocked the road to protest against the constant pollution of the environment by the trucks loaded with the limestone dust.
He said the youth also complained that the heavy trucks had damaged the roads resulting in many pot holes, in spite of several complaints to the authorities concerned, hence the blockade.
DSP Dzansi said the police was able to convince them to remove the blockade but they requested that, the roads be renovated by the company or else they would block the road again.