NP (SL) CEO Engages EPA to Strengthen Environmental Compliance & Collaboration

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Amin Kef Sesay

By In a significant gesture of goodwill and collaboration, Saidu Mansaray, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sierra Leone’s largest oil company, NP (SL) Limited, met with senior authorities of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday, June 14, 2024. The visit marked an important step in fostering dialogue between the oil company and the environmental regulator, aimed at addressing mutual concerns and exploring sustainable solutions.

During the meeting, Saidu Mansaray emphasized that the visit was not only a courtesy call but also an effort to familiarize himself with key stakeholders in the petroleum industry. Thanking the EPA for its continued support, the CEO assured the Agency of NP’s commitment to compliance with environmental regulations. He pledged that his administration would work towards maximizing full compliance with the EPA’s requirements and expressed hope in strengthening the relationship between NP and the Agency.

Echoing the CEO’s sentiments, Vandi Bockarie, Sales Manager of NP (SL) Limited, reiterated the company’s dedication to collaborating with the EPA to achieve high environmental standards. He assured that NP would continue to offer the best service and products while maintaining easy access for customers.

Dr. Abu Bakarr S. Massaquoi, Executive Chairman of the EPA, congratulated Mr. Mansaray on his appointment and expressed excitement about meeting the new Management. Dr. Massaquoi promised technical support and a platform for constructive dialogue, emphasizing the importance of collaboration in achieving compliance with environmental regulations.

Sheik Ahmed Tunis, Director of Research Policy and Implementation at EPA and Head of Monitoring, Petroleum Operations, praised NP’s commitment to fulfilling its regulatory obligations, particularly in terms of dues payment. He urged the company to maintain its remarkable efforts and assured them of EPA’s willingness to minimize the regulatory burden on business entities like NP.

The meeting, described as cordial, focused on key issues such as environmental protection, regulatory compliance and the future of the petroleum sector. Both parties expressed optimism about future collaboration.

Additionally, NP (SL) Ltd’s developmental contributions extend beyond customer care and local empowerment; the company is a significant contributor to national revenue and one of the country’s largest taxpayers. This pivotal role aids in generating financial resources for Government projects and initiatives.

In essence, NP (SL) Ltd epitomizes the synergy between customer care, local empowerment, and national development. Through its unwavering commitment to good environmental operations, excellence and innovation, the company continues to set the benchmark for the petroleum industry in Sierra Leone, ensuring that safety is enhanced and customers receive the best in products and services.


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