The Constitution of Guyana recognizes the right of every person to an environment that is not harmful to his or her health or well-being and the duty of every citizen to participate in activities designed to improve the environment and protect the health of the nation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as the country’s lead regulatory agency, has the responsibility to ensure that the public is informed about environmental issues and promote public participation in matters of environmental management and biodiversity conservation.
To this end, the EPA hosted a two-day Meet the Public event which was held on Water Street in front of Republic Bank. This event was specially organized in recognition of the fact that most of the Agency’s business is conducted with business persons and complainants. In addition, the Meet the Public event was part of the Agency’s extended 23rd anniversary and World Environment Day celebrations. People visiting the booth were given the opportunity to learn more about the Agency and interact with officers from various programme areas.
Over the two days, more than one hundred persons visited the booth and were able to learn more about the Agency and its work, submit complaints, and have their queries on environmental issues answered. The organisation was commended for the initiative and officers were encouraged to take the activity to other regions.
If you missed the chance to interact with officers from the EPA in person, feel free to contact us online:
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You can share your ideas and questions by sending letters to: “Our Earth, Our Environment”, C/O ECEA Programme, Environmental Protection Agency, Ganges Street, Sophia, Georgetown, or email us at: [email protected] or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.