The Church of Pentecost, Nsawkaw area in the Bono Region, has launched an Environmental Care Campaign under the theme; “Environment Care, My Responsibility,” which is aimed at complementing the government’s efforts to tackle sanitation in the area, and to make the environment a healthy place.
The campaign is in line with the church’s vision, which runs up to 2023, of taking care of the environment by tackling pollution.
The District Pastor, Isaac Koda Plange, said taking care of the environment should be everyone’s responsibility, and as a major stakeholder, the church would seriously take part in the monthly clean-up exercises and ensure that their various congregations abide and encourage the best environmental care practices.
“We will continue to educate our members on the need to care for our environment, and as we do this, we want to request that [the] government enforces the sanitation by-laws,” he said.
The District Chief Executive for Tain, Ms. Charity Akua Foriwaa Dwommoh, decried the habit of littering the environment and called for an attitudinal change.
She stated that as part of measures put in place to end open defecation in the district, the Assembly, in its by-laws, has given an ultimatum that by the end of 2019, every household without a toilet facility will face the law.
She commended the Church of Pentecost for the initiative, and called on others to emulate same.