The lead Agency for the management and protection of the environment to ensure a healthy ecosystem, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has outlines activities to mark 50th Anniversary in June 2024.
The celebration is under the theme “50 years of Accounting for Environmental Stewardship”.
Events towards the 50th Anniversary,according to the Executive Director, Mr Henry Kwabena Kokofu is an opportunity to not only celebrate EPA’s accomplishments but also, to renew their commitment to protecting and improving Ghana’s environment.
“As we address the challenges ahead, we will do so with gratitude for the public’s continuous support and a firm dedication to our mission which is to co-manage, protect and enhance the country’s environment and finding common solutions to global environmental problems”.
He pointed out that to make the milestone celebration truly special, his outfit will engage and educate the public and industry stakeholders on diverse environmental issues.
He also announced the quarterly environmental symposiums as part of activities to bring together, renowned experts, scientists, policymakers to discussion pressing environmental issues in the country.
The symposium he stressed would provide a platform for knowledge exchange, showcasing innovative solutions and best practices likewise, facilitate collaborations between the EPA and other organizations, fostering a collective effort towards sustainable development.
Part of the anniversary events would be a monthly lectures on topical environmental issues.
Other activities he mentioned include quizzes,
verification visit to selected industrial plants/sites, open day for
Clients, journalists, students to appreciate operations, guided tour .
The rest of activities include heritage week to honour the Agency’s history and accomplishments, the Volunteer Day/ Corporate Social Responsibility, Time with the Retirees, and Health programs to improve staff wellbeing.
There would be media engagements to promote the activities and educate the public on topical environmental issues.
He entreated Ghanaians to fully participate in celebrating 50 years of environmental stewardship.