Cracks appearing on buildings as a result of the artificial earthquakes

Residents of Bortianor, Redtop, Westhills City, Aplaku, Old Barrier and Weija SCC have raised concern over the activities of some Chinese contractors in the area.

According to them, recent activities of a Chinese-owned company has been causing artificial earthquakes and tremors in the enclave.

Chairman of the Westhills City Landlords and Residents Association, Reverend Antwi Wiredu said residents in the area had taken to believing that earthquakes had become rampant in the area.

However, following an investigation from the community leaders, they discovered that construction work at a site in the area is the cause of the tremors.

Construction work by manufacturing company causing artificial earthquakes in Bortianor - Residents
Cracks appearing on buildings as a result of the artificial earthquakes

“In the course of their construction works, they have been blasting a rocky area which used to be a stone quarry, in an apparent attempt to level the ground for construction works to begin,” he said in a press statement, dated June 13.

Due to the activities of the contractors, “Buildings are cracking, walls are being weakened, fear and panic being caused to residents of especially WESTHILLS CITY.”

He stated that despite several attempts to get the contractors to halt their activities in the area, it has all proven futile.

Construction work by manufacturing company causing artificial earthquakes in Bortianor - Residents
Cracks appearing on buildings as a result of the artificial earthquakes

“Leaders of the Community have approached the contractors to put a stop to the blasting of rocks or find other alternatives of doing it but these have all fallen on deaf ears.

“The worst of the blasting which shook the entire community and neighbourhoods was experienced at 21:50GMT on Saturday June 12, 2021 making people storm out of their rooms to safety thinking it was another earthquake,” he said.

Construction work by manufacturing company causing artificial earthquakes in Bortianor - Residents
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He is thus, calling on state authorities to come to their aid to avert any future disaster.

“Members of the community are living in perpetual fears as the Chinese have taken us completely for granted,” he said.