Mama Kandeh, the leader of the Gambia Democratic Congress has said the Chinese company involved in the environmental disaster in the communities of Gunjur, Kartong and the surrounding must be stopped while investigations are on.
It could be recalled that recently, Golden Lead Fish Meal Processing Company was accused of disposing toxic waste water from its factory into the ocean that kills fishes that litters the seashore of Gunjur. They were also accused of dumping rotten fish on the sea shores of Gunjur.
Speaking during a press conference on Monday at Baobab Hotel, Mr Kandeh further called on the government to use experts in the department of environment agency to establish the chemicals used as well as the human and wildlife implications.
He said the disaster caused the destruction of fish stock, marine life an irreversible damage to Fenyo wildlife reserve which is a much needed site for tourism.
“The company involved must be stopped while investigations are on. We at GDC stand with the people of Kombo South in ending this environmental carnage” he concluded.