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EPA Gets US$7.43m Grant

The Environmental Protection Agency or EPA has received a grant total of US$7.43m to address issues affecting climate in Liberia.

According to the EPA, the money was provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to the Liberian Government to tackle some prevailing environmental problems in the Country. GEF Operational Focal Point and Executive Director of the Environment Protection Agency of Liberia, AnyaaVohiri, made the disclosure at the GEF National Portfolio Formulation Exercise Workshop held last weekend in Kakata, Margibi County.

Executive DirectorVohiri noted that the workshop was meant for stakeholders to identify burning environmental issues and synergize them for implementation.

According to Madam Vohiri, the money will be used by the Liberian Government to execute environmental projects in the areas of Climate Change, Biodiversity, Sustainable land Management, Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), International Waters and Chemical Management.

The GEF Operational Focal Point in Liberia hinted that only candid and sincere deliberation leading to the identification of environmental issues affecting Liberia’s developmental agenda can pave the way for speedy solution.

The GEF was established in 1991 to assist in the protection of the global environment, as well as to promote sustainable environmental development. Participants of the one day forum were drawn from the relevant government line ministries and agencies, as well as GEF implementing partners, including the FAO, WHO, UNDP, African Development Bank, Environmental NGOs Coalition, Academicians, and youth groups among others. -Edited by George Barpeen

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