The President of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong- Manso has called on Ghanaians to embark on activities that would preserve the environment for the next generation.
Prof Frimpong-Manso said the environment is a gift from God so Ghanaians have the responsibility to preserve it but not to destroy it.
In an interview with the President, he said that almost all our actions or activities whether deliberate or indeliberate destroy the environment and called for sensitisation of Ghanaians to refrain from activities that would harm the environment.
He said, “I am passionate about advocating for change towards preserving the environment because when the last tree dies the last man dies.”
Rev Frimpong-Manso stated that, Ghanaians are not protecting the environment at all, because people are always littering everywhere even in the water bodies including empty sachets that block the gutters everywhere choking them to prevent rain water from flowing .
He expressed worry over the incidents of flooding that take lives and destroy properties resulting from choked gutters and others created by filthy environment.
The President advised Ghanaians to bring back the communal spirit that saw residents always working together to rid their areas of filth, clearing choked gutters and drains as well as trimming hedges that ensured a clean environment.
He pointed out that the government’s National Sanitation Day (NSD) programme is not adhered to due to lack of enforcement of the laws establishing in 2014.
“The various assemblies are not enforcing the laws and our human activities are geared towards destroying the environment,” he pointed out.
Enforcement of Laws
Prof. Frimpong-Manso who is the General Superintend of Assemblies of God said the task is a shared responsibility, not for the government and its metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies alone, but the assemblies should ensure the enforcement of the Law on environmental sanitation.
“Open defecation at the sea side is very bad in Ghana. Recently I went to Israel, when you go to River Jordan, it is still clean. Our open gutters are heaped with so much sachets, I mean everything is very bad,” he expressed.
Rev. Frimpong-Manso advised the public to desist from the indiscriminate dumping of waste in order to preserve the environment and keep the country clean.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS