MONROVIA-The Deputy Executive Director at the Environmental Randall Dobayou has warned citizens who are engaged in the act of Beach Sand Mining to discontinue.
Mr. Dobayou said such act of mining the sand from the beach has the propensity to endanger the lives of Liberians within the environ.
Speaking at the Ministry of Information regular press conference Wednesday Mr. Dobayou said EPA gave permit for sand mining in river and needs to be designated to well recognized area.
“let me tell this , the mining of sand is allowed, but it has to be done sustainably , it has to be done from river , to other designated and well recognize area,” he noted.
Mr. Dobayou further said before anybody mines sand in Liberia, that individual needs to get permit from the EPA.
According to him, before giving a permit to anyone, the EPA will conduct an impact environment assessment, including the Ministry of Mines and Energy; stressing that it is part of the sectorial lead.
He said the EPA regulates everything concerning the environment and the Ministry of Mines and Energy is fully responsible for the mining of sand.
“Let me tell you, every sand you take from the beach, you are digging our life very close to the grave,” he indicted.
He said every sand that is mined on the beach, brings the ocean closer to the land something that is wrong on their part.
The EPA Deputy Boss called on the citizens to prevent people within their community from mining the sand from the beach for the overall good of their community among others.