The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, has stated the need for Christians to keep their surroundings clean at all times to attract the presence of God.
Speaking at a Community Stakeholders Durbar organised by the La Zone of the La Area of The Church of Pentecost at La Maame in Accra on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the General Secretary appealed to Ghanaians, especially Christians to ensure that they do not indulge in acts that could endanger the environment.
Reading from Genesis 2:15 and Deuteronomy 23:9-14, he said God instructed the Israelites to keep their camp tidy so that He would protect them from their enemies and keep His presence with them.
According to Apostle Kumi-Larbi, as followers of Christ, Christians have no choice than to keep their surroundings clean because the God they serve is holy.
He indicated that the Environmental Care Campaign being spearheaded by The Church of Pentecost has taken a step further this year by engaging all stakeholders in the country such as government agencies and officials, traditional authorities, organised groups, the Moslem community, and corporate institutions to help rid Ghana of filth.
Espousing the need for attitudinal change in the way Ghanaians dispose and manage solid and liquid waste, the General Secretary entreated the citizenry to avoid littering the environment since it has a dire consequences on the environment.
He outlined some of the interventions that The Church of Pentecost has come out with since the launch of the Environmental Care Campaign project in 2018. This includes Waste for Education, a partnership with Zoomlion and Voltic Ghana Limited which currently runs in all the church’s basic schools, where pupils collect plastic waste to school and earn some income. The monies generated by the schools are also used to provide scholarships for needy students.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi announced that by the second half of this year members would be encouraged to collect plastic waste and bring them to church and be paid for it.
The La-Dadekotopon Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Rev. Solomon Nii Kotey, commended the church for the noble initiative. He promised the assembly’s commitment to supporting the church in its effort to give La a facelift.
The event hosted by the La Area Head, Apostle John Osei Amaniampong, was attended by school pupils, officials of the Municipal Assembly, chiefs, members of the Muslim community, sister churches, members of the La community and church members.