The Principal Programmes Officer of the Ashanti Regional branch of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Omanhene Kweku Boateng has told Citi News,
the chemical explosion in Kumasi has been brought under control.
According to him, the coordinated efforts from the EPA, Ghana National Fire Service and the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly brought the situation under control noting that the “smoke has died down.”
Omanhene Boateng added that the owner of the chemical company is still at large, “but his workers are around working. He is in the Kumasi Metropolis and he hasn’t shown up here.”
Principal Program Officer of the EPA, Omanhene Kwaku Boateng in the Ashanti Region in an earlier interview with Citi FM
revealed that the current health hazard that has hit the Ashanti Region was caused by poor storage of chemicals.
"The chemical was cleared at the Tema Port. They have acquired their licence and they brought it to their warehouse here (Kumasi). The problem came from how they piled it at their warehouse."
Below is a map of the area where the agro-chemicals are reported to have been dumped
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By: Philip Kofi Ashon/citifmonline.com/Ghana