State Of Ghana’s Environment – Challenges Of Compliance And Enforcement
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The country of Ghana is in Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, and Togo. Ghana has rich and diverse natural resources. These resources are exploited to meet the growing demands of the populace. The uncontrolled manner of utilisation of these natural resources has resulted in reversible and irreversible changes within the environment. Ghana has a long history of attempting to safeguard the environment from being abused by enacting and including environmental protection in appropriate legislation. The best result from all of these attempts is the establishment of an organisation solely responsible for the environment – the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Ghana Environmental Protection Agency, since its establishment in 1994 as an Agency with powers to regulate the activities within the environment, has been using the Environmental Assessment Administration procedures as its major tool for achieving compliance with its legislatio.....
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