EPA New Board Pledges Unflinching Support To Tarpeh’s Leadership 

Members of the Board of Directors of Liberia Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) met on Thursday, 5th May 2022 and discussed pertinent issues relative to the smooth operations of the Agency.

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

He named Mr. Samuel Tweah, Jr. Minister of Finance and Development Planning; Madam Mawine G. Diggs, Minister of Commerce and Industries, Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, Minister of Justice, Mr. C. Mike Doryen, Managing Director Forestry Development Authority (FDA) as members of the Board, representing Government ministries.

Other Board members include Cllr. Sylvester Rennie, president, Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA); Rev. Dr. Julius S. Nelson, President University of Liberia and Ms. Kotati Karnga, a prominent citizen.

The Board met for the first time, and among many others, pledged their unflinching supports to the leadership of Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh as it strives to achieve the goals and strategy policy of the Agency.

Following a briefing from Executive Director Tarpeh on the many achievements and progresses being made at the Agency, members of the Board of Directors expressed satisfaction over the reform taking place at the Agency and promised to work collectively in championing the mission and vision of the Agency.

They said it was important to support the EPA’s leadership so that its meet the target on climate change and other environmental challenges facing the country and the world at large.

Members of the EPA Board of Directors, individually lauded President George M. Weah for their preferment and assured that they will discharge duties assigned to them with commitment and dedication.

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”.

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