Kasoa was given a major facelift following a massive clean-up exercise embarked upon by the members of The Church of Pentecost and personnel of Zoomlion Ghana Limited on Saturday, November 24, 2018.
The clean-up exercise kicked-start a nationwide environmental campaign dubbed “Environmental Care Campaign,” an initiative of The Church of Pentecost which was launched last Thursday, November 22, 2018 at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Kokomlemle in Accra.
The sanitation campaign with the slogan, “Environmental Care, My Responsibility,” is aimed at encouraging members of The Church of Pentecost across the country and Ghanaians as a whole on the urgent need to aggressively keep their surroundings clean.
Last Saturday’s clean-up exercise which began early in the morning at the Central Business District of Kasoa, lasted for close to four hours.
The event was participated by the Kasoa Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Ekow Badu Wood; the National Coordinator of the Environmental Care Campaign, Apostle Samuel Gakpetor, the Chief Executive Officer of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Elder Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong; the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Awutu Senya East, Hon. Michael Mensah, among other key personalities in the municipality.
The team desilted choked gutters and swept around the old market area, the lorry park and the principal streets of the cosmopolitan community. The trucks of Zoomlion (skip trucks) were available to cart the garbage to the landfill site.
Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong described the exercise as very fruitful and commended members of the Church for the huge turnout.
Speaking to the media at the sidelines of the exercise, the Zoomlion boss lauded the leadership of The Church of Pentecost for taking up the campaign to ensure that Ghanaian homes, towns and cities are clean.
He pledged his company’s unflinching support to the campaign as the company will make its personnel and logistics available to make it a success.
He seized the opportunity to reiterate his call on the government to enforce all bye-laws on sanitation to safeguard the environment.
“The fact of the matter is that waste is wealth and when we being to see it in that light and work towards managing it, the benefits would inure to all of us,” he stated.
Addressing the participants at the end of the exercise at the Kasoa Central Assembly of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Ekow Badu Wood (the Area Head), commended the members of the Church, staff of Zoomlion, the police and the Municipal Assembly for their support in making the exercise a great success.
The National Coordinator of the Environmental Care Campaign, Apostle Samuel Gakpetor, noted that with the successful take off of the campaign at Kasoa, all other Areas in Greater Accra will launch their campaigns in the ensuing weeks. He indicated that all local assemblies of the Church across the country are expected to launch it by the end of the year.
The Awutu Senya East Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Michael Mensah, who was impressed by the campaign, described The Church of Pentecost as “the Church of the Millennium.”
As part of the exercise, Zoomlion provided waste bins at the Central Business District of the Municipality in order to prevent residents from littering on the ground. The bins have been fixed with concrete to avoid being stolen by unscrupulous people.