Business owners in Tema to be schooled on environmental health


Ms Irene Opoku, Acting Director of Greater Accra East Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that steps are being taken to educate all business owners in the Tema Metropolis on environmental health and safety measures.

“We’ll be doing more of engagement so that it will discourage people from using chemicals that are not approved and making sure that even when we have to dispose of any materials, we will,” Ms. Opoku stated.

She was speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview and mentioned that, although there had been some engagement to school the businesses on safety protocols to safeguard the environment, the Agency was taking steps to intensify sensitisation in businesses in the metropolis.

Ms Opoku added that such meetings would whip up business operators’ consciousness on adhering to environmental regulations and laws to safeguard the environment.

She said there had been consistent engagement with industries on Environmental Compliance Monitoring to ensure that they complied to permit conditions as such, they would extend such engagement to all business centres in the Tema Region.

The Acting Director, Tema EPA explained that there had been seemingly numerous challenges regarding people unaware of the environmental laws and continued to abuse them.

She said Agency through the engagement would also reach out to the populace with a more comprehensive agenda to get people to understand the need to preserve the environment and caution people who flout the laws to desist from such acts.

Ms Opoku urged Ghanaians and corporate entities to manage and mitigate the growing nuisance of environmental hazards in the various communities.

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