- The appointment of Acting Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mr Peter Abum-Sarkodie, has been withdrawn
- Mr Abum-Sarkodie was appointed on June 5, 2017, in an acting position, pending advice from governing board of the Agency
The acting Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Peter Abum-Sarkodie, has been sacked.
He was relieved of his post on Tuesday, a statement from the Presidency stated.
The Deputy Director of the Agency in charge of Field Operations, John Pwamang, has been directed to succeed Mr. Abum-Sarkodie, also on an interim basis.
The letter, which was signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, said the decision was taken by President Nana Akufo-Addo on the advice of the governing board of the EPA.
Although the board had not been formed when Mr. Abum-Sarkodie was appointed, the statement said the members do not see him as the right person to lead the EPA.
The statement further stated the acting EPA boss has been relieved of his post because the newly constituted board believe a more “suitable candidate” is needed to occupy the office.
“The President thanks you for your service and wishes you well in your future endeavours,” the letter to Mr Abum-Sarkodie added.
The sacked EPA boss is a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee for Science and Environment.
He also previously served as Member of Parliament for the Mampong Constituency from 2005 to 2009, before being appointed as acting EPA boss in 2017.
Several reports in the local media indicate that Mr. Abum-Sarkodie was sacked following a series of mishandling of environmental issues in the country.
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