Kwara Government Seals Off Chinese Quarry Site
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on May 15, 2023
The Kwara State Government today sealed off the China Kaidi Quarry site along Ilorin-Ogbomoso road, due to significant concerns over safety of Kwarans living in the area and environmental compliance.
The decision to seal off the quarry site follows the inspection carried out by the Kwara State Environmental Protection Agency (KWEPA) to the company, where numerous safety violations were discovered, including the absence of essential safety equipment for workers, inadequate training programmes, and insufficient measures to prevent accidents.
Besides, environmental concerns were equally raised, such as lack of proper reclamation procedures, and non-compliance with essential environmental permits and licenses.
As reported by our senior correspondent, Olarotimi Oshin, the sealing off of the quarry site further underscores the state government’s commitment to prioritize the well-being of kwarans and protect the environment from potential harm caused by mining activities.