Seven-Sea Salt Mining Saga: Volta Regional Minister Calls for Calm

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The Volta regional minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, has called for calm following the dispute between the people and the Seven-Sea Salt limited in the Ketu-South Municipality.

Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, was on a fact-finding mission to Adina following a recent demonstration by residents against the salt mining company, which they accused of operating without legal documents.


The demonstrators claimed that the salt mining company was operating illegally and its activities had become a source of avoidable death in the area.

The group alleged that a number of people have drowned in the dykes created by the company.

The latest and remote cause of the September 27 demonstration according to the group was a pregnant woman who reportedly drowned in the dykes along with her three children.

The four were reportedly returning from the farm when the unfortunate incident occurred.

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Exactly five weeks after the action by the residents, the Volta Regional Security Council, RESEC decided to visit the area to assess the situation.

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The regional minister Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, then led the fact-finding mission comprising personnel of the Mineral Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, National Disaster Management Organization, NADMO, the Military and Police to the Salt Mining Company.

The delegation first called on the Ketu-South Municipal Assembly where it met the municipal chief executive, the assembly members and other stakeholders.

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Dr Archibald Yao Letsa’s team later visited the embattled Seven-Sea Salt Company Limited for firsthand information on their operations.

The Volta region director of the Environmental Protection Agency, Hope Smith Lomotey, advised the Salt Mining company and the residents to engage dialogue as a means to bridging the gap between them.

By Robert Abilba/Peter Quao Adattor

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