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EPA Lofa Branch Harps On Gains
By Korboi Gbelewala, LINA Lofa County Correspondent
VOINJAMA, June 6 (LINA) – An official of the Lofa County branch of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says the creation of awareness on the negative effects of a number of engagements of the people stands out among its gains in the county.
EPA Lofa head Stephen Gibson said the agency has continued to sensitize the people of Lofa on the harmful effects of burying their dead in villages, towns and cities, the advantages and disadvantages of wetlands and digging sand and crushed rooks along the roads.
Speaking Thursday at the William V.S. Tubman County Hall in Voinjama during a program marking this year’s World Environment Day, Gibson also said creation of awareness on conservation and preservation of wildlife and curbing pollution are achievements the EPA counts in Lofa.
He said the key role of the EPA is to protect the environment, emphasizing that the EPA provides information and advice on the state of the environment and on matters involving the environment.
He said despite the many challenges faced by the EPA in the county, the agency was committed to protecting the environment by ensuring that activities harmful to the environment are resisted and would-be violators punished.
On November 26, 2002, an Act establishing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an autonomous agency of Government was enacted by the Liberian Legislature.