The church of Pentecost, Teshie-Nungua Areaas embarked on a,sanitation. campaign at the various Zonal centres in the area.
The campaign dubbed “Environmental Care Campaign was launched on Monday, 24th February, 2020 at the centre.
To ensure the campaign message is well understood by the people of the locality, a public education was organised in various schools and public areas within Teshie, Nungua, Klagon and its environs led by the Area Head Apostle Dr. Alfred Koduah.
Meanwhile, massive public education is currently on going on numerous media channels across the country in efforts to encourage residents of the communities to practice good sanitary habits.
Speaking at the launch of the Campaign within the Sakumono Zone at the F. E Antwi Temple, The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Tema West Municipal Assembly, Hon. Mrs. Adwoa Amoako urged society to see environmental sanitation as their obligation to ensure clean surroundings as well as protect them from diseases.
She also urged them be interested in ensuring that, their surroundings are clean for sanitation and environmental health are powerful drivers for human development as they affect the quality of life.
This was disclosed in a speech read on behalf of the MCE, Mrs. Amoako at the launching of the Environmental Care Campaign at the Lashibi district of the Church of Pentecost.
According to her, health issues are of great importance to the socioeconomic of every individual and the country at large, hence should be given the necessary attention.
This effort by the church could not have come at a better time when everybody including international, national and local organisations are calling for clean environment.
The Environmental Care Campaign is a collective effort between the Church of Pentecost and Zoomlion Ghana Limited.
According to the MCE, “It is against this background that the Akufo Addo Administration has taken it upon itself to make Accra the cleanest city in West Africa,” Mrs. Amoako.
Indicating that, “This programme cannot be achieved if we as a people do not change our attitudes towards issues related to sanitation in our environment.”
The United Nations (UN) in its global development goals of 2015 mandates countries to work toward achieving a universal access to basic sanitation by 2030.
Sanitation to her is a way of life, and quality of living should be expressed in clean homes, offices, markets, rams, schools, communities among others.
Adding that, to that effect, the Tema West Municipal Assembly has taken upon itself to prosecute sanitation offenders who cause public nuisance.
This actions she revealed has yielded good results that,environmental sanitation issues has reduced in the municipality.
The municipality, is ready to support the church in this laudable effort, Mrs. Amoako stressed in efforts to ensure a clean environment.
On nis part, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Banda, Hon. Ahmed Ibrahim urged church members to portray Christ by keeping clean surroundings while urging their neighbours to do same.
The District Pastor for Lashibi, Pastor David Alex Adwere who chaired the occasioned entreated all church members to participate in the sanitation programme of the Church.
Indicating that, in 2019, the church held clean up exercises in various communities but felt the need to add public education to it inform and educate people on the need to keep a clean environment as well change of attitudes with regards to sanitation.
Adding that, the issue of noise, soil and water pollution among others are serious issues that must concern all Ghanaians.
The District pastor acknowledged that, the Environmental Care campaign is the initiative of the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye and is part of the Vision 2023 of the Church of Pentecost.
The Resident Pastor for PIWC Sakumono, Pastor Anthony Owusu Sekyere Kwarteng urged all to imbibe sanitary habits after the clean up exercises.
Meanwhile, a clean up exercise will be held in the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipality by the Teshie-Nungua Area and other parts of the country.
The launch was attended by a representative of the MP for Tema West, the Municipal Environmental Health Officer, Assembly members, Head Teachers of schools and Unit committee members of the Municipality.