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Government must assess full environmental and ecological cost of the explosion- CCCFS

By Kerziah Ocansey

Accra, Jan.26, – The Centre for Climate Change and Food Security, CCCFS, is calling on government to conduct an inclusive investigation into the explosion that occurred at Apiatse which saw lives lost and an entire community flattened.
A statement released by CCCFS seeks to among other things help draw government’s attention to the ecological effects the explosion may have on the environment. Part of the statement reads;

“It is against this backdrop that we call on government that while at its resettlement efforts, it must commission a full-blown investigations into the extent of the damage caused to the environment and its consequent ecosystem. This must be an essential part of the entire response of government, i.e. accounting for the environmental and ecological costs of the explosion”.
Below is the full statement released by CCCFS

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