Takoradi — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reiterated that group mobilisation is vital to stop any long run oil spills alongside Ghana’s beach.

It stressed out that, as Ghana persisted to discover hydrocarbons, stakeholders had to construct their preparedness and resilience specifically on the native degree to maintain oil spill occurrences.

A Principal Programme Officer, EPA, Western Region, Mr Kwadwo Opoku-Mensah stated those at a stakeholders’ workshop at the revised Ghana National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) held in Takoradi on Monday.

Organised by means of Friends ofthe Nation (FON) in collaboration with Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) and Oxfam Ghana with reinforce from Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), the workshop mirrored on global perfect practices and in addition supplied perspectives at the NOSCP, which has been in operation since 1986.

The NOSCP brings in combination the mixed assets of the country, and oil, transport and oil exploration in addition to manufacturing firms, to offer degree of preparedness to maintain the danger oil spills posed to the surroundings.

It will even make sure fast and cooperative reaction to grease spills and supplement different executive and trade contingency plans at port or oil installations.

Mr Opoku-Mensah stated “Our doors are opened. We will continue to work together and sensitise stakeholders, communities especially our fisherfolks and improve upon our strategies and engagements. We’re not saying it would not happen, but, when it does, we should be prepared and that’s why we are reviewing the national contingency plan.”