The Environmental Care sanitation campaign, jointly launched by the Church of Pentecost and Zoomlion Ghana Limited, kicked off over the weekend at Kasoa in the Central Region.
Hundreds of members of the Church of Pentecost in Kasoa participated in what many described as a massive clean-up exercise at the Kasoa central business district (CBD).
As early as 6:00 a.m., members from various branches of the CoP in the Kasoa enclave converged at the district office of the church ready to partake in the exercise.
Wearing green and white T-shirts with the campaign slogan “Environmental Care, My Responsibility” boldly embossed at the back of the T-shirts, the church members swept and collected loads of garbage at the Kasoa CBD. Some also desilted the choked gutters around the market while others swept the corners of the streets.
Additionally, there were some others who held placards. Some of them which had the inscriptions: “Litter into a bin,” “Open defecation,” “indecent exposure: Keep it fully private,” “The only place rubbish must go is into the bin,” among others. The objective was to educate the general public on the need to keep their environs – particularly public spaces clean.
Aside providing personnel to assist, the leadership of Zoomlion brought skip trucks and other equipment to help in the collection of the refuse.
Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the exercise, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ZGL, Mr Joseph Siaw Agyapong, expressed delight at the enthusiasm shown by the church members in the exercise.
He commended the leadership of the Church of Pentecost for taking up the challenge to ensure that “our homes, cities, towns, and communities are clean.”
Further, the CEO of Zoomlion stressed the need for the by-laws on sanitation to be enforced. That, in the estimation of Mr Siaw Agyapong, would help bring sanity into “our environs.”
He also reiterated the need for the government to take waste as one of the resources in the country.
“The fact of the matter is that waste is wealth and when we begin to see it in that light and work towards managing it, the benefits would inure to all of us,” Mr Siaw Agyapong pointed out.
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