EPA Donates US$12K Worth Of Assorted Refrigeration, Air Conditioners And Training Equipment

Presentation of one of the items by the acting Executive Director of the EPA, Mr. Randall Dobayou

The Environmental Protection Agency of the Liberia (EPA) on Thursday, July 2, 2020 donated assorted refrigeration and air condition training equipment worth US$ 12,000 to Humanity First Ahmadiyya Vocation College in Sinkor to enhance the training of air condition and refrigerator at the college.

Some of the items presented

According to the acting ED, the refrigeration industry is very sensitive especially as it relates  to the (ODS) Ozone depleting substance used in the industry. Director Dobayou stated that people are using refrigerants that Contains CFC (Chlorofluorocarbon) which is very harmful to the earth’s ozone layer because of its chlorine atoms characteristic.

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are nontoxic, nonflammable chemicals containing atoms of carbon, chlorine, and fluorine. They are used in the manufacture of aerosol sprays, blowing agents for foams and packing materials, as solvents, and as refrigerants.

Mr. Dobayou speaking the important of the items presented to those who benefited

The young director further disclosed that it is the responsible of EPA (Liberia) as a party to the Montreal protocol to take steps towards protecting the earth’s ozone layers. He said the best way is to create awareness and train technicians who are in the industry to properly handle refrigerants; this he believes is one of the reasons why such donation was necessary.

The EPA also has several students on scholarship at the MVTC which also benefited from EPA’s donation last year. EPA Acting Executive Director, Randall M. Dobayou made the donation on behalf of the agency at a ceremony which attracted managers and other staff at the EPA annex in Sinkor. The equipment were secured by the Ozone Unit at the EPA through a partnership with GIZ.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.