EPA Denies US$100K Bribe -Says It Is Blatant Falsehood

The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) has described as baseless, false and diabolically misleading and untrue claims that authorities of the Agency received US$ 100,000 to permit the illegal dumping of hazardous waste in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

According to a release from EPA yesterday, Tuesday, 21 September 2021, the allegation was a blatant falsehood perpetrated by ignorant and criminal minded persons to willfully malign the character of EPA management and smear the integrity of its Executive Director and CEO, Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh adding that the allegation was being championed by paid-agents who want to sow seed of discord at the EPA.

It disclosed that the identities of individuals involved in this willful and malicious attacks have been established. It then warned them to immediately desist from these unwarranted attacks or face the wrath of the entity.

The release also said that contrary to falsehood that technicians are disgruntled and planning a go-slow, normal working activities are on-going at the Agency and that there is no plan for workers to go slow.

“The Agency said it is not distracted by any unjustified provocation by individuals hiding behind the noble journalism profession to wrongfully stain the reputation of Prof. Tarpeh,” the release added.

The release said EPA is challenging media institutions making baseless claims against the entity and its CEO to exhibit evidence to back their allegations. It then cautioned journalists to desist from unethical journalism by directing all inquiries to the EPA’s media office, because it will not take lightly attacks intended to besmear the reputation of its Executive Director.

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