Comply with EPA directives – Regional Director

Housing_PopulationMr Felix Addo-Okyireh, the Eastern Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has reiterated the Agency’s commitment to ensuring that people comply with its directives.

He said the agency would continue its enforcement and monitor roles to ensure that companies comply with the directives of the agency to help curb environmental issues in the area.

Mr Addo-Okyireh, who was speaking at a “Get together” held by the agency in Koforidua to reward hard working employees, said the agency would ensure that “no company operates illegally this year” adding that they would also continue with the education on the need for companies to get their permits.

He said the agency achieved most of its objectives last year adding that but for the elections “we would have achieved 80 percent of our targets”.

He said this year the agency was going to concentrate more on aqua culture which had become a “booming business” in the region.

Mr Addo-Okyireh said the agency as part of its activities would also monitor and regulate the work of those who are into aqua culture to ensure that people get value for their money and also eat what was healthy.

He said they would also continue to organize workshops for small-scale miners and dialogue with traditional rulers and land owners on the need to curb “galamsey operations” in the area.

Mr Addo-Okyireh called for support from the national level to help curb the menace saying the galamsey operations were affecting the whole nation and not just the region.

He also appealed to the law enforcement agencies to assist the agency in “tracking down law breakers”.

Source: GNA

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