Story by Abraham Joash Amaakwei Akadja

The United Steel Company has been asked  by the Environmental Protection Agency ( E.P.A. )  to complete their pollution filtration system by the end of October to ensure resumption of work at the company.

The company had to shut down it's furnaces on August 13, 2020in line with directives from EPA since it could not meet it's mid July deadline they promised. 

This came to light when the Environmental Protection Agency paid a working visit to United Steel, Rider Steel and MND Metal Works at the Freezone Enclave. 

After the working visit, Dr Kokofu Kwabena Henry who is the Executive Director of the EPA, stated that his outfit is not interested in the collapse of companies but to ensure that the needed environmental standards are followed. 

He went on to say that he would report  back to the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng  that United Steel is not working as they promised. 

In all the companies visited, United Steel had issues with it's pollution filtration while Rider Steel had it's pollution filtration system on going. MND had completed it's pollution filtration system.

Dr. Kokofu Kwabena Henry, the Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency was accompanied by the Deputy  Accra East Regional Director, officials from the the Tema EPA and Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Development Corporation.

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