They are to appeared in the Chambers of the Stipendiary Magistrate to respond to a petition filed with the court by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA is the principal authority in Liberia for the management of the environment and the sustainable use of the natural resources. The Agency is empowered under section 75 of the EPML to prescribe measures for protection of wetlands, the release concluded. The Mesurado Wetlands around the Police Academy Junction along the SKD Boulevard is designated as a Ramsar site under the Ramsar Convention on wetlands of international importance of which Liberia is a signatory. Despite plentiful evidences of violation of the EPML, the EPA sought a court warrant to demolish structures erected in the wetlands.
Source: Front Page Africa April 15, 2021 17:48 UTC