Currently, the management of the salt mining company Electrochem Ghana is holding a closed-door discussion with the Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines and Energy.
Joseph Osei-Owusu, the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, gave the Committee on Lands, Forestry, Mines, and Energy instructions to investigate the leasehold arrangement that gave Electrochem Ghana permission to start salt mining in Ada.
This comes after a conflict between Ada locals and Electrochem Ghana Limited on Monday, November 6, which led to a shooting incident in Sege, the Greater Accra Region, that left one person dead and several others injured.
The purpose of the committee’s visit to Electrochem Ghana’s salt mine is to give the legislators the opportunity to get the information they need to support their investigation.
As for the shooting incident that took place in Toflokpo in the Ada West District of the Greater Accra Region and left one person dead and several others injured, Electrochem Ghana Limited denied any role in it.
In an interview with Citi News, Nene Mayilo Dadebom II, the Chief of Toflokpo, verified the shooting event and charged Electrochem Ghana Limited with ongoing intimidation.
But in a statement issued on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, Electrochem Ghana Limited denied any role in the shooting and denounced it.
The business also stated that it is waiting on the authorities to investigate the shooting and provide its findings.