The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) has described as baseless, false, and diabolically misleading and untrue claims that authorities of the Agency received US$ 100,000 to permit the illegal dumping of hazardous waste in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.
The EPA in a release issued on Tuesday, 21 September 2021, said the allegation is a blatant falsehood perpetrated by ignorant and criminal minded persons to willfully malign the character of EPA management and smear the integrity of its Executive Director and CEO, Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh.
The Agency said the allegation is being championed by paid agents who want to sow a seed of discord at the EPA. The EPA says it has identified individuals involved in these willful and malicious attacks.
The Agency, therefore, is warning them to immediately desist from the ‘unwarranted’ attacks or face the wrath of the entity. Contrary to the falsehood that technicians are disgruntled and planning a go-slow action, the EPA explained that normal working activities are ongoing at the Agency and that there is no plan for workers to go slow.
“The Agency said it is not distracted by any unjustified provocation by individuals hiding behind the noble Journalism profession to wrongfully stain the reputation of the Executive Director, Prof. Tarpeh,” the release added.
The EPA is challenging media institutions making baseless claims against the entity and its CEO to establish and exhibit evidence to back their allegations.
The EPA is cautioning journalists to desist from unethical journalism by directing all inquiries to the EPA’s media office because it will not take lightly attacks intended to besmear the reputation of its Executive Director.