EPA reshuffles Western Region Director and others after quarry explosion
The quarry site at Shama after the explosion

EPA reshuffles Western Region Director and others after quarry explosion

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has undertaken a major reshuffle exercise including a transfer of the Western Regional Director and others after the quarry explosion in Shama last Sunday.

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A letter dated Wednesday, September 13, 2023, signed by the Executive Director of EPA, Dr Henry Kwabena Kokofu, a copy of which has been seen by Graphic Online has asked the Western Regional Director, Dr George Diawuo to move to the head office in Accra for re-assignment.

The Central Regional Director, Shan Fiagome is to take over responsibilities in the Western Region. 

Other regional directors including the Ashanti Regional Director have also been reshuffled.

The Ashanti Regional Director, Samuel Oteng is moving to Accra West in Amasaman.

Dr Jackson Adiyie from Ahafo is moving to Ashanti and Omanhene Kwaku Boateng of Ada area is moving to Central Region

The Accra West Director in Amasaman, Mrs Sally Biney moves to Accra East in Tema.

The Accra East Director Irene Opoku moves to the head office as head of operations.

The EPA boss has indicated that there will be more transfers later on.

Meanwhile, the EPA in collaboration with the police have mounted a search for the co-owner of the quarry which exploded in Shama last Sunday.

The other owner, said to be a Chinese national, who was reportedly at the site at the time of the incident is said to have died in the explosion.

Through the assembly member of the area, the EPA has been able to speak to some workers who said they were not on the site at the time of the incident and added they started working in the company not long ago.

They have however provided the telephone numbers of the co-owner, a Ghanaian national, who is reportedly in Accra.

According to the Executive Secretary of the EPA, the police, EPA and Minerals Commission officers were able to reach him on phone last Sunday but his telephone lines have since gone off and has not been seen.

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