Anto-Aboso quarry has no permit – Minerals Commission

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The Minerals Commission says the Anto-Aboso quarry site is operating illegally.

According to the Commission, the Omni Quarry has no lease or permit to operate or undertake any operation.

In a press statement issued on Monday, September 11, the Commission said it will ensure all quarry sites secure the requisite approvals before undertaking any operations.

“In this regard, pending the completion of a full investigation into the cause of the explosion, the enterprise had no lease, approval or permit to undertake any activity or operation at the site.”

“Consequently, the activity of the enterprise was illegal. The Commission wishes to remind the media and the public that the Inspectorate Division is committed to ensuring that all quarry sites are licensed and all the requisite approvals and permits are obtained before operations are undertaken.”


Five persons including one Chinese national died following an explosion at a quarry site in Anto Aboso in the Western Region on Saturday, September 9.

The explosion, which also affected surrounding communities in the Shama District left many shocked as many people are counting their losses.

According to eyewitnesses, the explosion occurred around 11 p.m. at the Omni Quarry site.

The cause of the explosion is yet to be established but bodies of some workers who were at the site have been found scattered around.

Some of the bodies include Chinese nationals who are yet to be identified due to the dismembered nature whilst three Ghanaians have been confirmed dead.

Police and officers of the National Fire Service and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) have since reported to the scene.

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