The General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, has called on Ghanaians to rethink and change their negative attitudes towards the environment.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi said this during a consultative meeting organized by the La Area with some stakeholders within the La Municipality and environs on February 18th, 2020.
Reading from Genesis 2:15, the General Secretary said that after creating humans, God placed them in in the Garden of Eden to work and take care of it. However, poor sanitation and ever-growing environmental issues confronting the country attests that Ghanaians have failed to live up to this mandate. He said that there is, therefore, the need for an attitudinal change in tackling the poor sanitary conditions in the country.
Making reference to the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15, he said that, the Prodigal Son changed the course of his life after “he came to himself” and realized that he was on the wrong path.
“In the same way, we as Ghanaians must come to ourselves, and understand that, what we are doing is wrong and begin to change our ways. This is why we are calling for an attitudinal change,” he said. He indicated that in order to ensure a more effective Environmental Care campaign, it is important that the Ghanaian populace come on board and to own it.
“What this means is that, The Church of Pentecost will no longer own the vision, rather we are selling it to the Ghanaian populace. So that it will no longer be regarded as a vision of the church, but an agenda of Ghana to make our environment clean,” he said.
He revealed that the leadership of the Church has received very positive feedback from some Districts and Areas of the church who have engaged key actors of the community in a durbar on how to deal with their respective environmental challenges.