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EPA management undergo security training after official murdered

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EPASenior management staff of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have undergone training on personal security precautionary measures, after a recent incident in which an EPA official while on duty, by an unknown assailant.

The training was organized by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Paul M.N Awini, Tema Regional Police Commander.

DCOP Awini said there is the need for all especially people in authority, to have surveillance precaution measures to reduce their vulnerability from attackers.

He said people living in unprotected houses are the main targets of criminals hence the need to be vigilant in all one’s activities.

“Crimes are not done anyhow but are carefully planned hence there is the need for all to protect themselves accordingly”, he said.

The training was part of a three-day bi-annual senior management meeting to deliberate on the progress of the various EPA regional offices.

He said what is unusual in one’s community and neighbourhood should be reported to the police immediately for the necessary steps to be taken.

He advised that people maintain good relations with their neighbours, have a fence wall, have strong doors and windows with burglar proof systems.

“No security system guarantees your safety, it is therefore important that we adhere to these safety precautions to ensure all are protected,” he said and urged all to contact the police on 18555, 191, and 0302773906 for emergency cases.

The meeting also addressed issues such as how to deal with directives from the Ministry, mine water treatment and the bio-gas plant amongst others.

Mr Mahama Ayariga, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, applauded the EPA for the investment they are making with regards to mining and the economy.

He said a committee has been established to look into the three options of water treatment plants that will enable mining companies to treat water bodies and prevent it from being contaminated.

“It is also important now to tap into the virgin areas in the sector to be able to generate more income for your operations since you are no longer on government subventions,” he said.

Source: GNA

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