PUC students undertaking the clean-up exercise
clean-up exercise

The Madina Area of the Church of Pentecost is embarking on clean-up exercises to complement government’s efforts of making Accra the cleanest city.

The church has also started tree-planting exercise in some selected communities in support of the country’s afforestation programme.

Apostle Anthony Ahalivor, Madina Area Head of the church, said this at the launch of the churches’ Environmental Care Campaign, held at Madina in Accra.

The campaign is dubbed Environmental Care Campaign—My Environment, My Responsibility.

He said the environment is being degraded by human activities at an alarming rate.

Apostle Ahalivor said government alone cannot solve this problem unless citizens understand what constitutes environmental pollution and its effects to help ensure behavioural change.

He said humanity’s responsibility to care for the environment as stewards, has since creation degenerated into a desire to exploit the earth’s resources regardless of the consequences.

Apostle Ahalivor called for the reintroduction of Environmental Health Officers to undertake house-to-house inspection.

He expressed the hope that the church would continue to proclaim the good news and nurture new believers, respond to human needs and transform unjust structures of society to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and also renew life of the earth.

Pastor Samuel Nsiah, Co-ordinator of the Campaign, said the campaign formed part of the churches’ five-year strategic plan of making the environment clean.

He appealed to government to supply dustbins to every household to ensure proper storage and timely disposal of waste.

Mrs Faustina Afum, Chairperson of the campaign, said the church has already started the greening project at all the district offices as well as mission houses of the church.

She appealed to all members of the church to contribute their quota towards the success of the project.


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