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Desist from building on wet lands: EPA Executive Director

Joseph Sayon/Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.
Environmental protection agency
Environmental protection agency

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants those building on wetlands to desist.

EPA Executive Director, Nathanial Blamah, said it is not safe to construct on wetland as the EPA has begun taken action by demolishing structures on wetlands.

Dr. Blamah spoke Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Information Ministry regular press conference in Monrovia.

He urged Liberians to cooperate with the EPA and the Ministry of Public Works to prevent community dwellers from building on marshes.

Dr. Blamah said:” Those refusing to adhere to the EPA regulations will have their structures demolished and that the victims if not satisfied can go to court.”

He disclosed that the EPA and the Ministry of Public Works will soon begin community enragement to discourage people from building on the wetland.

Dr. Blamah said anyone constructing structure   about five centimeters must seek construction permit from the EPA and the Ministry of Public Workers.

 


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