After the quarry explosion in Shama last Sunday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) undertook a significant reorganization that included the transfer of the Western Regional Director and others.
The Western Regional Director has been ordered to go to Accra for re-assignment in a letter dated Wednesday, September 13, 2023, signed by the Executive Director, Dr. Henry Kwabena Kokofu. Graphic Online has received a copy of the letter.
The Western Region’s responsibilities will be transferred to the Central Regional Director. There have been changes made to other regional directors, notably the regional director for Ashanti.
The regional director for Ashanti has been relocated to Accra.
The EPA and the police are currently conducting a hunt for the co-owner of the quarry that erupted in Shama last Sunday.
The explosion is alleged to have killed the other owner, who was a Chinese national.
The EPA has been able to communicate with several employees who claimed they weren’t at the scene at the time of the event through the local Assembly member.
However, they have offered the co-owner’s contact information, which is a Ghanaian who is purportedly based in Accra.
Henry Kokofu, the EPA’s executive secretary, claimed that they were able to reach him last Sunday but that his phone lines have since been disconnected and he is still at large.