Epa close down Weija-based Chinese run cement factory over lack of permit


According to information gathered by GhanaTalksRadio, the Environmental Protection Agency has shut down Empire Cement Packaging Limited, at Weija in Accra which is under construction.

The company is accused of environmental concern and operating without permit.
The Chinese-owned company is located near Panbros Salt Mining Company, and charged against all health and environmental pollution by the residents of the area and countless cautions  by the regulatory agency.

In 2020, the establishment was set up under the guide of “one district, one factory” policy to manufacture cement papers but ended up as cement factory.

About four Chinese nationals in charge of the factory were picked up by the response team from the Environmental Protection Agency and Police Service.

The order to shut down the factory meet by agitating and curses from the workers who were busily working on the site but later sighting lack of jobs and standard of living. 

The concern were thrown out as the EPA ordered them to move out and locked the facility. 
The leader of the team from the EPA, Mr Emmanuel Opoku said, the management of the company could not comply with several orders from the agency.