The Director of Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), the social services wing of The Church of Pentecost, Elder Richard Amaning, has stressed the need to involve children in Ghana’s fight against plastic waste.
According to the PENTSOS Director, children are the best resources for environmental campaigns because they are both the plastics users and agents that can help fight plastic pollution in Ghana.
“The role of children, especially students, cannot be ignored in the plastic pollution campaign. They are instrumental and can be good agents of transformation,” he said.
Elder Amaning said during an address at the 2023 World Environmental Day held at the Pentecost Preparatory School (PPL), Madina Estate, Accra, on Monday, June 5, 2023.
The event, organised by The Church of Pentecost in collaboration with PENTSOS and Zoomlion Ghana Limited, was attended by students from the Pentecost Schools in Tema, Ashaiman, Bubiashie, and Madina.
The ceremony, which was chaired by Apostle Samuel Gakpetor (Agormanya Area Head and National Chairman of the National Discipleship and Leadership Development Committee – NDLC), was also attended by members of the Environmental Care Committee, Ministers of the Church, Representatives from Zoomlion and Universal Plastic Products Recycling (UPPR), among others.
In his welcome address, Elder Amaning expressed his gratitude to the Executive Council of The Church of Pentecost for its support in making the programme possible.
He noted that the Day held under the theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution,” focused on reducing plastic pollution globally and encouraging plastic reuse and recycling.
The World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5 by the United Nations.
World Environment Day 2023 is a reminder that people’s actions on plastic pollution matter. The steps governments and businesses are taking to tackle plastic pollution are the consequence of this action.
The 2023 World Environment Day campaign #BeatPlasticPollution calls for global solutions to combat plastic pollution.