Modern communication and technology equipment has been installed at the Koforidua offices of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help improve both internal and external communications of the agency.
The project, which was jointly funded by the EPA and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), is estimated at GH¢30,582.00.
Speaking at the inauguration of the project Mrs Helen Asiamah, Chief Programme Officer of EPA, said CIDA sponsored the project with the aim of helping the agency to improve upon its internal and external communications.
The communications equipment included servers, scanners, computers and Internet connectivity to link all staff of the EPA to store and retrieve documents.
She said the project, which was undertaken by the National Information Technology Agency (NITA), had been installed in eight regional offices of the EPA which include Accra East, Northern, Western, Central, Eastern, Volta, Ashanti and Brong Ahahfo regions.
Ms Asiamah commended NITA for completing the installation work on time for the regions to start using it.
The Business Development Officer of NITA, Ms Florence Adzayao, thanked the agency for the confidence reposed in NITA in partnering them.
Ms Adzayao said NITA had been mandated to ensure that MDAs are fulfilled with the necessary information communication technology and skills to enable them deliver services to the citizens and enhance administrative efficiency.
The Regional Director of the agency Mr Felix Addo-Okyireh, said the installation of the communication technology equipment would cut down cost and reduce paper use in its operations.
He said over the years, communication gaps existed within the agency and everyone concentrated on getting work done and achieving the agency’s objectives, neglecting information sharing and frequent interaction.
He expressed his gratitude to the NITA, CIDA and Board of EPA for the helping the Agency. GNA