Construction of Cement Factory: Concerned Residents of McCarthy Hill Petition Committee On Environment, Science & Technology of Parliament

A group of concerned residents of McCarthy Hill in the Weija-Gbawe Municipality in Accra have petitioned the Parliamentary Select Committee on Environment, Science and Technology to intervene for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to grant permit for the continuation of work on the construction of the Empire Cement Factory at McCarthy Hill.

The residents made the appeal in a petition presented to the Committee on Environment, Science and Technology at Parliament House today.

Mr Andrews Agbayizah a concerned resident told Peace FM News that the Factory being constructed is a fulfilment of the President's flagship Program of One District One Factory and will create jobs for about thirteen thousand (13,000) youth in the area and other socio-economic benefits that will be derived from its operation.

According to the residents, the siting of the Factory will also open up the Weija- Gbawe Municipality .