EPA Empowers Inspectors wit 20 Motorbikes, Rain Gears To Enhance Operations

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Monrovia – Authorities at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia on Friday, September 7, 2018 provided 20 motorbikes, tools and rain gears to environmental inspectors across the country.

The provision of the motorcycles, tools and rain gears, according to EPA Assistance Manager for Logistic, D. Carlton Wonsiah are intended to enhance the operations of environmental inspectors across Liberia.

Mr. Wonsiah disclosed that inspectors in Montserrado County received four of the 20 bikes, while the rest of the counties got two motorbikes each.

He explained that EPA inspectors are currently based in 10 of the country’s 15 counties, but was quick to noted that “they also cover other counties were inspectors are not stationed”.

Prior to taking them away to their various assignments, Wonsiah said the motorbikes were properly checked to ensure that they don’t have mechanical faults.

EPA Assistance Manager for Administration, Thompson S. K. Danfelee disclosed that the bikes were provided by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and asked inspectors to take proper care of them.

He mandated environmental inspectors to provide monthly reports on the operations of the bikes assigned to them.

According to Mr. Danfelee, monthly reports on the status of the motorbikes would be a prerequisite for the provision of supplies to inspectors.

For his part, the Head of Environmental Inspectors, Edward Wingbah urged inspectors to use the motorbikes for the intended purpose and pleaded with them to change the engine oil regularly.

He cautioned them against the reckless operation of the bikes and said lifespan would increase if the bikes are adequately taken care of by the inspectors.

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