The Church of Pentecost on February 29th, 2020, embarked on a massive clean-up exercise throughout the country. The exercise brought about 2.7million members of the church in Ghana to the streets of the various communities, towns, and cities in what was described as the biggest and all-round clean-up exercise in Ghana.
Dubbed ‘Nationwide Environmental Care Campaign,’ the initiative is an effort by the church to partner with the government and Zoomlion Ghana Limited to ensure a clean Ghana.
The clean-up exercise which took place in all the over 1,450 administrative districts of the church in Ghana saw some chiefs, Muslim clerics, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), Parliamentarians, Assembly Members, among others, participating in it.
At the various places, choked gutters were desilted, weeds were cleared, refuse dumps were evacuated, and filth swept at places like lorry parks, hospitals, market places, major streets, and other public places, thereby giving relief to residents of the affected communities.
The Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, joined the members in Madina Area to clean the Madina Market and its environs. He was joined by the Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Elizabeth Sackey, the International Missions Director of the church, Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo, and the Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group, Elder Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, among other personalities.
The General Secretary of the church, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, also joined the Roman Ridge District in the Ayawaso West Municipality to clean the Airport City area.
Speaking to the media after the exercise, the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, said the Lord has placed it on the heart of the leadership of the church to lead a national crusade against littering and abuse of the environment. This, he said, is to complement the government’s efforts in waging a way against insanitary conditions in Ghana.
The Chairman urged the citizenry to come on board to support the effort of the government and the waste management companies to clean Ghana, because government alone cannot do it.
He further advised government to collaborate with all stakeholders to put some preventive measures in place to avert the annual floodings in Accra and other places. He called for proper planning and sitting of shops and buildings in the city.