EPA Snatches ‘Best Regulatory Agency’ Award

first_imgAnyaa Vohiri, CEO of Liberia’s Environmental Protection Agency receives the award on behalf of the AgencyMadam Anyaa Vohiri, CEO of Liberia’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was overwhelmed when organizers of ‘Liberian CEO, Business and Leadership Awards’ called her on stage twice to receive two separate awards — one for the EPA and another for herself.Madam Vohiri had gone to the award ceremony held recently at the Monrovia City Hall with no idea that she and the EPA would be honored with two separate awards, a release from the agency has said.But, to her utmost surprise, the EPA was rewarded with Liberia’s ‘Best Regulatory Agency of the Year’ Award for her stance over the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) and Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA), while she was provided Liberia most prestigious corporate award.According to the release, Madam Vohiri was also awarded the ‘Outstanding Public Leadership Award’ for her contributions to the progress the country has made over the years.The award, according to the organizers, demonstrates Madam Vohiri’s efficient leadership ability at the Environmental Protection Agency.Peter SaSellu, chairman of the organizing committee of the Liberian CEO, Business and Leadership Awards, said that the award bestowed on the EPA executive director, was established to recognize and celebrate exceptional leadership in Liberia.SaSellu told an audience of leading corporate executives, managers and professionals from major companies, banks and investment firms that Madam Vohiri selection for the award was based on her hard work, innovation and excellence leadership ability.“As a private sector-driven initiative, we have selected and honored Madam Vohiri, who has exemplified leadership excellence, hard work, innovation and commitment,” Mr. SaSellu said.Shortly after she received the awards, Madam Vohiri, who danced to the stage, expressed surprise for the honors.She requested EPA staff at that ceremony to join her to celebrate the awards, who she later dedicated the awards to, adding that without them, EPA could not have reached thus far.Madam Vohiri said protecting the environment is every one’s business and explained that “the dear Lord left us with the Garden of Eden and told us to take care of it.”“I see Liberia as God’s little Acre, the piece of the garden he set aside especially for us so my passion is to help to take care of it,” the EPA Executive Director said.Madam Vohiri thanked employees of the EPA for believing in her and buying into her vision and commitment.She lauded President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for giving her the opportunity to contribute to her legacy.Madam Vohiri also thanked EPA Board Chair, Minister Boima Kamara, for listening to her in appreciating the value of the environment in sustainable development mix.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Every Premier League club’s record transfer fee: most expensive signings UPDATE

first_img Crystal Palace’s record signing is Andros Townsend for £13m from Newcastle United in 2016 20 Watford’s record signing is Isaac Success, who cost £12.75m from Granada in 2016 20 20 20 Southampton’s record signing is Dani Osvaldo, who cost £14.6m from Roma in 2013 Hull City’s record signing is Abel Hernandez, who cost £10m from Palermo in 2014 Stoke City’s record signing is Gianelli Imbula, who cost £18.3m from Porto in 2016 20 20 20 20 20 Chelsea’s record signing is Fernando Torres, who cost £50m from Liverpool in 2011 20 20 Sunderland’s record signing is Asamoah Gyan, who cost £13m from Rennes in 2010 Liverpool’s record signing is Andy Carroll, who cost £35m from Newcastle in 2011 Middlesbrough’s record signing is Alfonso Alves, who cost £12.5m from Heerenveen in 2008 Tottenham’s record signing is Erik Lamela, who cost £30m from Roma in 2013 Everton’s record signing is Romelu Lukaku, who cost £28m from Chelsea in 2014 Manchester United’s record signing is Paul Pogba, who cost £89m from Juventus in 2016 West Ham’s record signing is Andre Ayew, who cost £20.5m from Swansea City in 2016 20 Bournemouth’s record signing is Jordon Ibe, who cost £15.3m from Liverpool in 2016 20 20 Burnley’s record signing is Andre Gray, who cost £9m from Brentford in 2015 Premier League clubs are awash with money as the latest television deal kicks in this season, meaning the transfer window will be busy once it officially opens on 1 July.It is likely that transfer records will be broken, which is why we’ve trawled through the books to find out the highest fees previously paid by each of the 20 clubs set to compete in the top flight in 2016/17.Take a look at the gallery above to see each club’s record transfer fee paid, updated on 10 August 2016. 20 20 Leicester City’s record signing is Ahmed Musa, who cost £16.6m from CSKA Moscow in 2016 20 West Bromwich Albion’s record signing is Salomon Rondon, who cost £12m from Zenit in 2015 Swansea City’s record signing is Wilfried Bony, who cost £12m from Vitesse Arnhem in 2013 20 20 Arsenal’s record signing is Mesut Ozil, who cost £42.4m from Real Madrid in 2013 20 Manchester City’s record signing is Kevin De Bruyne, who cost £55m from Wolfsburg in 2015 last_img read more