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.
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.
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.