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Religious bodies urged to establish tree plantations

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Raphael Godlove Ahenu
Raphael Godlove Ahenu
Raphael Godlove Ahenu
Raphael Godlove Ahenu

By Pat Aboagyewaa

The Chief Executive Officer of Global Media Foundation, a human right non-governmental organization, Raphael Godlove Ahenu, has urged to religious bodies to establish tree plantations to help save the environment.
According to Mr Ahenu, the environment was part of God?s creation and if religious looked unconcerned and allows it to be degraded, God would not forgive them.
Mr. Ahenu was addressing staff and Students of Dormaa Senior High School at Dormaa Ahenkro in the Brong-Ahafo at a forum to mark this year?s World Environment Day.
The forum was organized by Global Media Foundation and more than one thousand students attended the forum
He stressed the need for religious to set up a special fund for tree plantation exercises and environmental cleanliness.
The global theme for this year?s celebration was ?Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea?.
He said aside the spiritual development, churches should also help to inculcate in their members the need to safeguard the environment and promote personal hygiene.
Mr Ahenu said religious bodies commanded high respect in society and that when the clergy began to take the responsibility to promote environmental sustainability their followers would join them.
He was apprehensive about the way filth had engulfed cities and towns and challenged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to take radical steps to address the poor sanitation problems in the country.
Mr Ahenu advised educational institutions, corporate, religious and civil society and non-governmental organizations to redirect their attention to tree plantation.
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