The Atimatim District in the New Tafo Area of The Church of Pentecost has joined members of the Muslim Community and some churches to clean up the Atimatim community in the Ashanti Region.
The exercise, which took place last Saturday as part of the Environmental Care Campaign of the church, was highly patronized by the members of the community.
Nana Adubofour Kwaw II, Otumfuo Gyaasehene, donated rakes, brooms, and shovels to support the exercise. He also provided 50 boxes of bottled water to the church.
Speaking to the participants before the exercise, Pastor Manasseh Mintah, Atimatim District Minister of The Church of Pentecost, expressed his utmost gratitude to the Muslim community, sister churches, and the community members for participating in the clean-up exercise.
According to him, the Environmental Care Campaign as part of Vision 2023 of The Church of Pentecost, has led to the district organising monthly clean-up exercises in the community. This, he believed, will help curb the illegal disposal of waste and bring a long-lasting solution to the sanitation issues in the area.
Pastor Mintah commended Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, and the Executive Council for the great initiative.
“As you know, cleanliness is next to godliness. All believers should ensure that they play a key role in hygiene in order to win unbelievers over, hence possessing their spheres for Christ,” he said.
He further called on all and sundry to be concerned citizens and not just spectators, especially with the development of the Atimatim community.
He added: “The commitment has been high from the ministries, particularly the Women’s Ministry. Together, the leaders have shown true leadership and must be commended.”
Abdul Majeed, Imam of the Atimatim Central Mosque and representative of the Muslim community, thanked The Church of Pentecost for pursuing the Environmental Care Campaign agenda, and added that “its implementation every month will help in the eradication of filth in the community and protect the society from needless diseases.”
He urged members of the Muslim community to fully involve themselves in communal labour, since it ends up benefitting them.
Deaconess Cynthia Serwaa Agyemang, Atimatim D|istrict Women’s Ministry Leader of The Church of Pentecost, on her part, stated: “In the home, we [women] are in charge of the chores and sanitary conditions. Therefore, we must own the community and keep it clean always.”
She advised all females to participate in the monthly clean-up exercises in the town to help ensure a safe environment.
Report by Owusu Dennis.