May 30, 2024

The Techiman Area Secretary of the Church of Pentecost (COP) who doubles as the Gyarko District Pastor, Pastor Seth Narh Okletey, has reaffirmed the church’s commitment in supporting the government to fight  waste in the country.

According to him, waste management is a huge challenge and the government needs to find innovative solutions to it hence the need for everyone to get involved

The Area Secretary was speaking to during the  Church of Pentecost’s  National Environmental Care Campaign clean up exercise in the Techiman South Municipality.

He disclosed that the National Environmental Care Campaign by the church is gradually serving its purpose as the  waste collected is much less than the previous year’s suggesting that people are changing their behaviour and desisting from dumping refuse in drains.

“What we are doing is what we call the  Environmental Care Campaign which is part of the vision of our Chairman, Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye, as we possess the nation with the word of God, we also seek to contribute our quota in helping the government to keep the country clean.”

“We started this campaign four years ago and we select a week within the week to educate members of the church and the public at large on the need to keep our cities clean.” He said.

Advising the general public, Pastor Seth Okletey stressed that cleanliness is next to Godliness and when people refuse to keep a clean environment, it becomes a challenge to all as the waste will breed mosquitoes, sickness and sometimes premature deaths.

Elder Appiah Gyarko who is the Area Head deacon of the church of Pentecost used the opportunity to advise the general public to keep on with the cleaning of their surroundings and not make the Environmental Care Campaign a nine day wonder.

“This is an annual program and unlike previous years where we all come together and perform this exercise, we decided to conduct this year’s campaign on district basis.”

“I will advise traders at the Nana Abena Market and its surrounding communities not to stop with cleaning their surroundings, they should do this on a daily basis and by doing so, we can all help to keep Techiman, Bono East and Ghana clean. He explained.

Pastor Churchill Owusu Kwakye has also used the opportunity to advise the general public to support the COP to always support the COP National Environmental Care Campaign clean up exercise.