President Nana Akufo-Addo has directed the acting Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Peter Abum-Sarkodie, to vacate his post by Friday, April 13, 2018 statement from the presidency said.
In the letter addressed to him by the Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo, stated that the President is withdrawing him on the advice of the governing board of the EPA which does not find him suitable for the post.
The letter read: “Regrettably, the President is obliged to withdraw your appointment in the face of the advice of the governing board of the EPA, which does not find you a suitable candidate for the position,”
It added: “You are, thus, directed to vacate the office of the Executive Director and hand over to the Deputy Executive Director (Field Operations), Mr. John Pwamang, by close of day on Friday, 13th April, 2018.
“The President thanks you for your service and wishes you well in your future endeavours. Best wishes.”
Peter Abum-Sarkodie, a former Member of Parliament for Mampong in the Ashanti Region, was appointed on 5 June 2017 as the Acting Executive Director of the EPA subject to the advice of the governing board and in consultation with the Public Services Commission.
The EPA is the body mandated to protect and improve the environment in the country.