As part of measures outlined by the government of Ghana to sanitize various societies or communities in the country, the Church of Pentecost (COP), Atimatim District is also ready to clean the length and breadth of Atimatim, a Community in the Old Tafo Municipal Assembly of the Ashanti Region.
The exercise will take effect on Saturday, February 28, 2020 at exactly 6 AM and scheduled to come to an end at 9 AM.
This forms part of the church’s mission; “Environmental care campaign” launched in 2018 which is aimed at complimenting government efforts towards improving sanitation as well as transforming societies with moral principles and values.
The church of Pentecost has realised that government alone cannot battle and and curb environmental pollution caused by bad human activities. Therefore it is the duty of the church to play an active role to come to blows against the menace.
Speaking in an interview with the Atimatim District Pastor of the Church of Pentecost, Pastor Manasseh Minta at the community durbar on environmental care campaign held at Atimatim yesterday he stressed on the need for all Christians to ascend in collaboration to combat environmental degradation.
He said there is the need for all Christians to keep their homes clean and he believes that will transpire to the streets of the Ghanaian communities.
“As stewards of God it is our responsibility to clean and protect our environment against destruction. It is our core responsibility as a church to educate one another on the dangers associated with littering haphazardly; it is about time we joined hands together as Christians to keep our homes or the environment clean”, he admonished.
Specific areas to be kept tidy include; Atimatim Chairman Junction through to Pankrono Junction, Atimatim Market and Atimatim Lorry Station.
The assembly members of Atimatim New site, Hon Isaac Acheampong (China) and Atimatim Old town Hon Kwadjo Owusu (Policeman) have all pledged to effectively be part of the exercise on Saturday.
They have however, pleaded with the entire natives to participate in the exercise.
By: Joe Marfo