EPA Lauds President Weah for Constituting Board

The management of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia have lauded His Excellency President George M. Weah for constituting the Agency’s Board of Directors.

President Weah on Tuesday, 19 April 2022 constituted the Board of Directors of the EPA naming Businessman, Rupert Marshall from the private sector as Chairman and Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh, Executive Director of the entity, Secretary of the Board.

Others appointed by the President are Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Samuel Tweah Jr. Mawine G. Diggs, Minister of Commerce and Industries, Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, Minister of Justice, C. Mike Doryen, Managing Director, Forestry Development Authority as Members of the Board representing Government ministries.

Completing the list of appointees are Cllr. Sylvester Rennie, President, Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA); Rev. Dr. Julius S. Nelson, President, University of Liberia and Ms. Kotati Karnga, Prominent Citizen.

According to a press release issued from the entity and signed by Ms. Danise Love Dennis, Head of Media and Communications, Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh, welcomed the constitution of the Agency’s Board of Directors as it fulfils Section 12 of the Act that created the Environmental Protection Agency in 2003.

Section 12 of the Act that created the EPA states that “There shall be a body called the Board of Directors of the Agency, which shall be the supervisory body of the Agency, in this Act referred to as the “Board.”

Prof. Tarpeh said the naming of the Agency’s Board of Directors will enhance the uphill task his administration is faced with as it ensures environmental governance and sustainability amid the global fight against climate change.

He expressed explicit confidence in the leadership ability and qualifications of Chairman Marshall and all those named on the EPA new Board and promised to work with them in a cordial manner in the fulfilment of the Agency’s mandates.

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