Church of Pentecost to educate Ghanaians on environmental sanitation

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The Tema Area Head of the Church of Pentecost (COP), Apostle Matthew Larbi-Wettey, has underscored the readiness of the COP to provide environmental sanitation through clean up exercises and community based environmental care initiatives such as tree planting across the country.

He said this during the COP’s Environmental Care Campaign lunch at the Tema Area Assembly. This initiative forms part of the church’s corporate social responsibility to the nation.

This he said, is to help the President H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to achieve his vision of making Accra the cleanest city in the whole of Africa. 

Apostle Larbi-Wettey urged all district pastors and leaders to take the exercise seriously and ensure that their various congregations abide and encourage the best environmental care practices.

Speaking at the forum, the General Manager of the Meridian Waste Limited, a subsidiary of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mr. Seth Appiah Ocran, decried the habit of Ghanaians littering the environment indiscriminately with the apparent mentality that that is the work of Zoomlion. He noted that it’s unfortunate, as Zoomlion doesn’t cover most communities.

Mr. Ocran seized the opportunity to call on the Ghanaian population to take advantage of Zoomlion’s new innovation “One Million Bin Project” which is to be distributed nationwide. He noted that this exercise will go a long way to check how waste is appropriately collected and final disposed.

Senior Communications Officer at Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mr. Francis Atayure Abirigo, commended the Church of Pentecost for the initiative and appealed to other religious bodies such as the Islamic Community of Ghana, the Roman Catholic, Methodist, Assemblies of God churches among others to emulate COP’s initiative.

He stated that Zoomlion will continue to collaborate and support the church and any other group or individuals who is interested in waste management and environmental sanitation issues.

Zoomlion donated waste bins to the church to support their clean up exercises and day-to-day waste collection. Mr. Francis Atayure Abirigo also promised to provide other logistics such as waste trucks, wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels, picking rods etc.

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