I served as Manager of Compliance and Enforcement at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for five consecutive years. The purpose of this job is to ensure that all projects/developments undertaken in Liberia do not destroy the environment. This is done through the EIA process and the enforcement of the Environmental Protection and Management Law of Liberia. When all the potential impacts associated with development are identified, the Agency ususlly request for the mitigation options of these impacts. If the mitigation options presented by the project proponent are not satisfactory, the Agency usually requests for redesign of the project or rejects the project or development. On ther other hand when the studies present tangible mitigation options, a license known as environmental permit is presented to the project proponent. The permit is usually issued with several conditions which are monitored by the Agnecy during the lifespan of the project. This process is meticulously enforced in order to ensure that the environment in which a project is undertaken remains healthier. This is the process I supervied for five years from 2013 to 2018.
National Focal Point for Stockholm Convention, Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia