Area Head of the Church of Pentecost (COP) in Tema, Apostle Matthew Larbi-Wettey, has underscored the readiness of the church to provide education on environmental sanitation care in the country.
The church, he said, would as part of the education undertake clean up exercises and take community based environmental care initiatives such as tree planting across the nation.
Apostle Larbi-Wettey gave the commitment at the launch of COP Environmental Care Campaign at the Tema Area Assembly.
The launch forms part of the corporate social responsibility of the church to the nation, and also to support President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to achieve his vision of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa.
Apostle Larbi-Wettey urged all district pastors and leaders to take the exercise seriously, and ensure that their congregation abide and encourage best environmental care practices.
Speaking at the forum, General Manager of the Meridian Waste Limited, a subsidiary of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Seth Appiah Ocran, decried the habit of indiscriminate littering with the mentality that it is the responsibility of Zoomlion to clean up.
That, he stated, was unfortunate particularly so as Zoomlion doesn’t cover every community in the country, indicating even beyond that, waste is best collected when it is appropriately disposed.
Mr. Ocran therefore called on the Ghanaians to take advantage of Zoomlion’s ‘One Million Bin’ Project that will see a million bins distributed nationwide to encourage people to properly disposed of their was for collection and management.
Senior Communications Officer at the Head Office, Mr, Francis Atayure Abirigo commended the Church of Pentecost for the environmental care campaign, and appealed to other religious bodies such as the Islamic Community of Ghana, the Roman Catholic, Methodist, Assemblies of God churches among others, to emulate the initiative of COP.
He assured that Zoomlion will continue to collaborate and support the church and any other group or individuals who are interested in waste management and environmental sanitation issues.
Meanwhile, Zoomlion donated some waste bins to the church to support their clean up exercises and day-to-day waste collection, and promised to provide other logistics such as waste trucks, wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels and picking rods.
Source: 3 News