The Ketu South Municipal Security Council has temporarily banned economic activities, including fishing and human activities, in the Denu Turkor Lagoon (Adafienu Concession).
Statement signed by City Chief Executive Officer Maxwell .K. Lugudor said the decision was taken at an emergency Municipal Security Council meeting (MUSEC) held on Tuesday 27 December 2022.
“The ban was necessitated by the recent drowning of a 77-year-old woman. Preliminary investigations revealed she drowned in a lagoon near Laklevikope. The woman in question has an underlying medical condition and is forced to leave her home without notice until a search is launched.The situation was discovered on December 26, 2022 by Seven Seas Salt Ltd when the embankment was closed. This continued until her corpse was found in a lagoon near Laklevikope, outside the created zone,” the statement explained.
The statement advised the public “not to engage in any fishing or human activity in the lagoon until authorized by the Municipal Security Committee of the Ketu South Municipal Council.”
The statement warned that joint security forces would conduct a search if any individual or group was found violating the order.