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NADMO halts scrap dealers’ business on Prampram Sea

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The Greater Accra Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organization, Archibold Cobbina, has taken steps to halt the activities of scrap dealers at the Prampram Golden Beach Resort.

The Greater Accra Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organization, Archibold Cobbina, has taken steps to halt the activities of scrap dealers at the Prampram Golden Beach Resort.

 

According to the NADMO Director, his action was in response to the calls by residents of Prampram in respect of some ships that had been abandoned in the sea and had become a threat to their lives.

"Arriving at the seashore with my team, I saw three abandoned ships on the sea which is a threat to the people of Prampram and Ghanaians as a whole. I quickly enquired from the owner of the Golden Beach Resort whether he knew something about the abandoned ships. Mr Emmanuel Martey, the owner of the resor, said he woke up one day only to find the abandoned ships on the sea. He said he was afraid so he immediately reported to the Tema Police Station," Archibold revealed.

According to Mr Martey, "The Tema Police Commander came to assess the situation and mounted their surveillance to know the owners. Attempt by them and the Assembly to get the owners and questioned them proved futile.”

While at the resort, Archibold noticed that there were some people cutting parts of the ship. When he approached them, one Richard Atiko claimed the ships belonged to his brother who is the owner of Kenkeh Company Limited located at Airport, Accra.

Atiko further claimed the chiefs together with the Police Commander had appended their signatures to a document giving him the permit to cut the vessel as scrap on the sea. But all his claims turned out to be untrue.

The District Police Commander was then called upon to come in to interrogate Atiko and his men, whereupon a truck-load of scraps and Atiko were ordered be sent to the Police Station for further interrogation.

 

 

 

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