The Tema Zone of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council(GPCC) has Organised a clean-up exercise as part of activities to mark the Golden Jubilee anniversary celebration of the Council and as a way to help address the sanitation situation in the country.
The clean-up exercise which is one of the major activities launched at the Regional level has been partnered with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and other Sub-metropolitan Assemblies in the capital across the 46 Zonal centres to promote good health and clean environment.
The year-long regional launch of the celebrations took place at Royalhouse Chapel International earlier this year and has been duplicated across all the regions.
The clean- up exercise brought together Executive members and members of GPCC Tema Zone including the Acting Chairman, Rev. Eric Sakyi Ofori, the Vice Chairman, Apostle Stephen Ansoh, Treasurer, Rev. Joseph Minno, Pastor Epaphraia Duodo, and Rev. Alex Oppong.
Addressing the participants after the exercise, the Regional Organising Secretary, Rev. Stephen Kweifio-Okai commended them for taking part in the exercise. He also praised the Zonal Executives and Heads of Churches for organizing the clean-up exercise as a way to contribute to national development.
In a short history on the formation of GPCC, Rev. Kweifio-Okai explained the objectives and aims of the Council and how they all could play a role to support the aims of the Council.
Sanitation Situation in Accra
Touching on the reason for such a national wide activity, he pointed out that, “As we all know, the state of sanitation in Greater Accra is increasingly becoming disheartening by the day and continue to pose serious health threats to residents of the Capital and an embarrassment to the Country in general.”
Expressing concern on the sanitation situation in the country, Rev Kweifio-Okai said the indiscriminate dumping of refuse by the public and the poor management of this waste remains a big wound on the country that is yet to be given the right medicine to heal.
“In many parts of the capital city, it is common to see open drains that are overgrown with weeds thereby hindering the free flow of running water”, he added.
As an effort to address the situation, the Tema Zone of GPCC on 15th June embarked on a massive clean-up exercise at the Tema Municipal Assembly (TMA) area to desilt gutters and clean the area.
The Council believes there is much left to do in ensuring better sanitary conditions in the city, consequently seek for cooperation of all stakeholders to join hands to make this agenda a reality.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS