ASUOGYAMAN: Church of Pentecost launch Environmental Care Campaign
The Church of Pentecost – Agormanya, in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region is collaborating with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and Zoomlion Ghana Limited to improve sanitation in the area.
Date Created : 5/31/2019 4:07:31 AM : Story Author : Kojo Frempong-Boadu/Ghanadistricts.com
Pastor Henry Obuobi of the Church of Pentecost speaking at the launch of Environmental Care Campaign on the theme: “Environmental Care, My Responsibility” said the church in conjunction with National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and Zoomlion Ghana Limited felt the need to make conscious efforts to tackle the issue of sanitation which also forms part of the churches' vision for 2023.
He said the sanitation exercise would not only be carried out in Atimpoku but also in other towns in Asuogyaman District and surrounding towns. He said the campaign also supported efforts that every church should have a dustbin on their church premise and this would eventually be rolled out to households.
Mrs Doris Acquah, the District Environmental Health Officer for Asuogyaman District reiterated the need for people to properly dispose of rubbish in a safe and healthy way in order to avoid unsafe and unhygienic environment.
She drew the attention of people to the raining season and possible outbreak of cholera if they do not take hygiene seriously.
Mrs Doris Acquah took the opportunity to introduce and demonstrate a product a called Satoplast which helps with the use of borehole toilets in a hygienic way.
Mr. Samuel Kwame Agyekum District Chief Executive for Asuogyaman also said the campaign launch tied into the government’s vision on Sanitation and commended the church and pledged the assembly’s support.
The DCE said in conjunction with Ghana First Company Limited, Twenty Five (25) ultra-modern toilets are being constructed across the district to provide clean sanitation in the District.
He said he had observed a scrap yard in Atimpoku and advised the District Environmental Health Officer to inform the owner to move it somewhere else because it was not environmentally friendly for such a venture to be sited in the heart of the District Capital.