The Church of Pentecost, together with sanitation giant, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, last Saturday held a clean-up exercise in the Kasoa Municipality.
The exercise, which was started from the market area, through the ceremonial road to the Kasoa main station, saw hundreds of energetic youths and market women in participation.
Themed “Environmental Care, My Responsibility”, it was aimed at rallying members of the Church and Zoomlion staff to improve the level of sanitation in the country.
Speaking after the exercise, the Chief Executive Officer of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong said Zoomlion, as part of its social responsibility, is committed at promoting good environmental practices.
”It is time for all Ghanaians to get involved in the waste management process by managing waste in their homes using waste bins to avoid public spreading. Our streets and gutters deserve proper management to keep society clean’’ – he said.
He further called on government to pay more attention to waste management as it is an avenue to boost the country’s economy.
According to him, unlike gold and oil that need billions of dollars to extract, waste, with little resources, can turn Ghana’s fortune around.
F.A Hustin, who doubles as the District Pastor of the Pentecost Church, expects sustainability of the project and therefore urged the market women to continue the exercise by ensuring optimum sanitation practices in the community.
“We are hopeful that this exercise becomes a daily routine to ensure a clean, safe and a healthy environment for us all,” – he said.
The exercise ended with placement of about 500 waste bins at some strategic places in the area.
Environmental Care Campaign follows earlier ones by the Church, including the Agent of Peace Campaign in 2016 prior to the general elections, and Entrepreneurship and Investment, as well as Gambling and Social Media campaigns in 2017.