Gov't Agrees on Out-of Court Settlement with Golden Lead Company in Gunjur Waste Discharge Case

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: The government of The Gambia has reached an agreement to settle the waste water discharge allegation case against Golden Lead Import and Export Company, a Chinese fishing company that was last week dragged to the Brikama Magistrares’ by the National Environment Agency –NEA- on charges of discharging waste water from their fish processing plant into the Gunjur Sea.
These was reveal to media earlier today at a news conference held by the Director of press and public relations at the office of the president, Amie Bojang-Sissoho.
According to the agreement, the company will now remove it’d pipes from the sea, support a comprehensive ecological assessment and restore damage done on the ecology.
In addition, the company will pay for water testing to know how and why it was affected.
Last week, a woman fishmonger defended the company’s presence in Gunjur, saying they are providing income for them than any other company.
“Whenever development comes, it comes with advantages and disadvantages,” the woman was quoted as saying during an interview with Eye Africa TV.
The woman said contrary to what many people are complaining about the company’s presence in the coastal fishing community, she sees more development here than disadvantages.

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