The Okorase District Pastor of the Church of Pentecost in Koforidua Area,Pastor Paul Laryea has charged Christians in the Country to supplement state’s efforts in keeping Ghana Clean.
According to him ,Christians must see the scourge of filth as demonic same us they see witchcraft and cast it out because it also causes affliction in a families and the entire country .
“It is not only witchcraft that we must concentrate our energy casting out but also the demon of filth .We must cast out the demon of filth from our communities by desisting from indiscriminate littering of the environment .If you are walking and you see someone dropping empty sachet water rubber on the ground politely educate the person to pick it,you must also be an agent of transformation in your area by being a good example for others ”
Pastor Paul Laryea said this Saturday when he led his congregants to embark on a clean up exercise in the Okorase community.
The exercise coincidentally took place barely 48 hours after the community was hit by strong wind which destroyed many properties and messed the environment.
The team desilted gutters,cleared weeds, swept, and most importantly tidied up the refuse collection Center in the community which had bulky rubbish scattered all over hence was nuisance to residents staying around .
Some residents had complained sometimes the contaminated rubbers from the Waste Collection center fly to their homes whenever there is a wind gust or squall hence feel relieved.
The Clean -up exercise carried out by the Okorase District of the Church was in line with “Environmental Care Campaign” instituted by the Chairman of the Church,Apostle Eric Nyamekye and being implemented nationwide by the Church in collaboration with Zoomlion Ghana Limited and Government .It is also among priority areas of the Church’s 2023 agenda of “Possesing the Nations” which challenges members of the Church to be agents of transformation in the society.
Pastor Paul Laryea stated that,the Church will sustain the Clean Up Exercise and awareness creation in the Okorase Community and its surrounding areas to make the area one of the cleanest in the Eastern Region.
It is worthy to note that,Ghana loses a total of Ghc1.440 billion annually as a result of moor Sanitation and menace of open defecation,according to the World Bank which calculated taking into consideration factors such as health and medication bills, loss of tourism revenue, and loss of man-hours to illness and death emanating from poor sanitation and open defecation. – Kojo Ansah