Executive Director's Statement

I envision a petroleum sector that contributes to the present and future needs of Ghanaian while keeping a balance between economic development, environmental protection, social responsibility and safe and good conditions of work.The Environmental Protection Agency has therefore develop a plan to ensure that the country receives maximum benefit from its petroleum sector development initiatives without compromising the integrity of the ecosystem and well being of the people by providing:1. clear strategies for what should and\perhaps more importantly\what should not be done2. independent verification of proposed projects to ensure that they are in the national interest3. a vehicle to identify barriers to successful development, so that they can be addressed rapidly4. guidance for development that takes care of the natural environment (i.e. clean ocean, unspoilt coastline, rich biodiversity, etc) and traditional resources and industries (fisheries, fish processing, agriculture, tourism, etc) of Ghana.