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President Koroma Urges Environmental Protection in Sierra Leone
By Sheka Tarawalie
Feb 16, 2009, 00:06
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His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday February 12, 2009 received in audience the newly appointed Board members of the Sierra Leone Environmental & Protection Agency, whom he admonished to take necessary measures to salvage the nations environmental problems. He specifically pointed out that deforestation is a problem that is affecting the output of Guma Valley Water Company in terms of supplying water to residents of Freetown, while he looked forward to working with the new team in meeting the various challenges ahead.

The new Board was introduced by Lands & Environment Minister, Benjamin Davies, while the new Chairman, Prof. Ogunlade Davidson, in his remarks, noted that the speed with which the Environmental Bill was enacted clearly demonstrates governments commitment to an effective management of the environment in Sierra Leone, stressing that the Board will work with the appropriate partners to promote "low cost, high impact" initiatives.


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