The Offinso Area of The Church of Pentecost, under the headship of Apostle Samuel Edzii Davidson, has embarked on a float to launch the Environmental Care Campaign dubbed “Offinsoman Sanitation Awareness Week” and Plastic Waste Buy Back Day.
The event, which took place on Monday, March 13, 2023, saw over thousand people, including Local Council of Churches, traditional leaders, Muslim leaders and members, politicians, and students holding placards with inscription of sanitation messages.
The float began at the Asamankama Station, through to the Chief’s palace to the Dentin Methodist School Park.
Launching the event at a community durbar, Apostle Samuel Edzii Davidson, who chaired the occasion, outlined the activities scheduled for the week that would see to the successful execution of the exercise to promote good sanitation in the Offinso Community.
He noted that awareness on sanitation in the Offinso Municipal would be intensified as residents would be sensitised and educated on proper sanitary practices for them to see the need to live filth-free lives as citizens of the country.
He added that buy back of plastic waste day is being implemented to turn trash into cash and empower the commitment of residents towards gathering plastic waste to prevent littering in the community.
Apostle Samuel Edzii Davidson stressed that law enforcement agencies will be involved to supervise the various communities and if possible, arrest offenders to serve as deterrent to others.
The Offinso Municipal Education Director, Mrs. Gladys Kwakye, highlighted that keeping the environment clean brings the most of one’s living situation and as a result, improves the quality of life. According to her, the involvement of students in the Environmental Care Campaign activities provides a platform for training and shapes them on the need to uphold good sanitation in their surroundings.
She further enlightened that when children eventually grow up to be parents, they can raise their children with the hygiene practices instilled in them, thereby creating a healthy environment devoid of sicknesses and psychological disorders.
Mrs. Gladys Kwakye promised to oversee to the continuity of the Environmental Care Campaign programme in the Offinso Community to help promote healthy living.
On his part, Mr. Eugene Amo Asamoah, business developer and communications manager for Kumasi Compost and Recycling Plant (K-CAP) stressed the need for the communal folks to be involved in the Plastic Waste Buy Back Day.
He expounded that gathering of plastic waste for money reduces environmental pollution and saves Ghana’s water bodies and rich minerals in the soil.
Report by Emmanuel Nana Nsiah & Dennis Owusu