The Ho Area of The Church of Pentecost, as part of this year’s Environmental Care Campaign, organised a clean-up exercise at the Ho Main Market on Thursday, April 21, 2022.
The event, which was under the theme: “Making Environmental Care Campaign Community Owned,” was organised by the districts of the Church within the Ho Municipality in collaboration with Zoomlion Company Ltd. and the Environmental Health Department of the Ho Municipal Assembly.
Speaking at the event, Apostle Dr. Dela Quampah, the Ho Area Head and an Executive Council Member of The Church of Pentecost, expressed his appreciation to the two institutions for providing the needed tools and personnel for the exercise.
He advised all stakeholders to make conscious efforts to promote environmental cleanliness wherever they go, so that the exercise does not become a nine-day wonder.
Apostle Dr. Qiuampah, therefore, urged participants to continue the public education on environment cleanliness and to serve as change agents wherever they find themselves.
In a short address, the Area Campaign Coordinator, Pastor Nelson Agbove, who doubles as the Bankoe District Minister, stated that God created a beautiful environment for humans to inhabit and entrusted it into their hands to care for it.
For this reason, he further noted, God expects humankind to maintain the environment and make it as habitable as possible.
“As custodians, the onus lies on us to keep the environment clean and instruct others to do so,” he said.
Mrs. Stella Awusavi, the Volta Regional Environmental Health Officer, commended the Church for initiating the project, which is contributing to the overall agenda of maintaining a clean environment. She beckoned all other institutions and individuals to come on board since environmental cleanliness is a collective effort.
Miss Comfort Sunu, the Deputy Ho Municipal Environmental Health Officer, was amazed by the impressive turnout of the members of the Church despite the rainfall. She urged the market women who joined the exercise to maintain the cleaned environment and serve as environmental ambassadors at the marketplace.
“This would help to maintain our hard-earned accreditation as the cleanest city in Ghana,” she stated.
Mrs. Sefakor Kugblenu of Zoomlion Co. Ltd. assured the Church of her company’s readiness to partner with them or any other church denomination, individual or egroups to embark on similar campaigns.
Report by Overseer Felix Brakatu