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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

NEA DRAGS GOLDEN LEAD TO COURT

By Mustapha Darboe

The National Environment Agency has dragged the Golden Lead Fish Meal Processing Company (GLFMPC) to court over alleged violations of environment rules and regulations within the eco-system in Gunjur town, West Coast region.

According to NEA Communications Officer, Sheikh Alkinky Sanyang, the case will come up at the Brikama Magistrate’s Court this morning.

This development came after environmental activists and some residents of Kartong and Gunjur accused the company of disposing suspected toxic waste into the sea via pipes, resulting in the washing ashore of dead fish along the coastline.
The company has always denied any wrongdoing.

Members of the two villages and environmentalists staged a demonstration against the company, calling on the government to relocate the company as well as stop the building of a similar company in nearby Kartong.

Government too came under criticisms for not taking a decisive action on the matter.

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