The Radiation Protection Institute (RPI) led by Dr. Joseph Amoako and a fellow Scientist Mr. Philip Deatanyah, today paid a working visit to the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications to discuss issues of mutual benefits.
The bilateral engagement focused on the role of the two institutions to lead, direct and implement policy issues surrounding Telecommunication Masts and other associated issues related to Occupational Hazards, Maintenance and Health & Safety.
Dr. Amoako said “the RPI is committed to bringing together professionals and other stakeholders together to dialogue and engage in activities towards ensuring sanity in the permitting and citing of Telecom Masts as well as other Telecoms Infrastructure”.
According to Dr. Amoako, RPI, which is a body under the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, is committed to enhance its visibility this year with various activities to improve the safety, health and environment of Ghanaians.
On his part, the CEO of the Chamber, Ing. Edem Ashigbi indicated the Chamber’s preparedness to work with the RPI in scaling up public education efforts to enhance the longstanding debate about radiation from Telecom Masts.
“It is important that mobile phone customers understand that, Telecom Masts carry antennas which are 80ft up in the sky and do no pose any radiation risks to human lives. The attendance of these unlikely risks are monitored by the RPI to ensure the safety of Ghanaians are not compromised” said Mr. Ashigbey.
At the end of the meeting, the RPI offered the Chamber an opportunity to tour its facilities to understand in detail the work of the Institute, to which the Chamber gladly obliged.
Source: Communications Desk