Staff members of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced that they have suspended their planned demonstration for Friday, May 3, 2024, in order to allow for stakeholder participation.

The leadership of the Public Services Workers Union of the (EPA) had declared an indefinite strike effective Friday, May 3, 2024.

The action is a protest against what they claim is an attempt to force Dr. Kingsly Krugu, the Executive Director of the EPA, out of his official residence in favor of Henry Quartey, the new Interior Minister.

But the staff in a statement said the demonstration has been called-off.

“This decision has been reached to pave the way for further engagements with key stakeholders, including the EPA Management and Governing Board, the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), the Ministry of Works and Housing, and the Ministry of Interior.

“It is our opinion that a constructive dialogue on this issue is essential to address the concerns and grievances raised by the Staff of the Agency,” the EPA Division of PSWU-TUC disclosed in a statement.

It continued: “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all EPA staff and the public for their unwavering Slip port so far. Your solidarity and understanding are deeply appreciated as we navigate through these challenging times.”

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