Institution of the Month – Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is a public body for protecting and improving the environment in Ghana.
It was established under Act, 1994 (Act 490) and it is made up of 12 board members, 4 executive team and 17 management team that is dedicated to continuously improving and conserving the country’s environment in which all sections of the community value the environment, strive to attain sustainable development, effective and efficient resource management based on good environmental governance, taking into account social land equity issues.
The agency have a petroleum department which was set up to meet challenges of the oil and gas sector. It functions are in structures which includes up and downstream unit, emergency unit, data management unit, incident report receipt and recording.
The mission of the EPA is to co-manage, protect and enhance the country’s environment, in particular, as well as seek common solutions to global environmental problems.