Two Committees Inaugurated To Manage Pesticides And Chemicals



To safeguard Ghana's environment from the harm of pesticides and chemicals transportation and usage, two Committees have been inaugurated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to ensure its sound management in the country.

Mr Kwesi Enyan, the Board Chairman of the EPA, inaugurated the two committees, namely, the Pesticides Technical Committee (PTC) and the Hazardous Chemicals Committee (HCC) of the EPA on Monday in Accra.

The two committees, with a four-year mandate, were inaugurated to fulfil the tenet of the EPA Act of 1994 (Act 490).

The Hazardous Chemicals Committee has Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of EPA as its Chairman with 12 other representatives from various regulatory, agencies and environmental institutions as members.

The Pesticides Technical Committee on the other hand, has Mr Mustapha Kumah of the Ghana Standards Authority as the Chairman, with the other 12 member from the Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) and other private entities.


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