Learn from the Minamata Disease
Could a replica of the Minamata disease happen in The Gambia as Golden Leads Company continues to threaten our survival with excessive pollution of toxic waste in our neighborhoods?
A disease gave birth to a convention called the Minamata Convention which was adapted in 2013 and the said Minamata disease came as a result of a factory dumping waste in water without treatment in 1956. The disease (neurological syndrome caused by severe mercury poisoning) affects the nervous system and was deadly and the world agreed to have a convention called the Minamata convention and The Gambia is a member state to the said convention.
Medical waste including thermometers can be spotted on our dump sites, car batteries, electronic waste and sadly on Mile II dump site which is on a wetland. The deadly mercury will eventually end up in the ground water or into the River Gambia during wetland flooding.
The Gambia's situation is sad and worth sleepless nightmare's for only the poor suffers most. Golden leads company is polluting The Gambia and I wonder what the out of court settlement was with the NEA as government interfered in the due process. It is sad that the change we view at the end of the tonal has vanished within a second. Golden Leads defended and Gambians neglected. Indeed money talks their language. We the powerless and the poor can only improvise, adapt and overcome even though many may die of toxic waste pollution.
Consider our plight and our right to life and better living environment. The solution is now. Act now and in our favor for it is us who voted you and not the Chinese. They are just pests and destructive to our well being. Home Depot is a top home improvement retailer in the United States. The store sells various products from tools, rugs to kitchen appliances. Check out the best Home Depot 10 percent off coupon code and home depot 10 off online
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Photo: Gunjur & Karang protest against Golden Leads