Steel making coys given a week to present work plan to govt
Steel manufacturing companies have been given a one week ultimatum to present a work plan and roadmap towards rectifying existing defects in their air quality systems.
The Minister of Environment, Science and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, gave the directive on Tuesday when he paid a surprise visit to the United Steel Manufacturing Company, Rider Steel, Success Aluminum and MND Metals Company Limited at the Tema Free Zones enclave to familiarise himself with the operations of the various steel manufacturing companies and to check on their level of compliance with air quality standards and other environmentally-related issues.
Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng expressed dissatisfaction with the air quality control systems at the various companies, and directed them to work with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rectify the anomalies.
He stressed that “the government would not tolerate such level of pollution, and would not hesitate to close down any company that fails to heed to directives from the regulatory authorities.”