Chief Majority Whip Frank Annoh-Dompreh called on religious leaders to step up the government’s efforts to protect the environment.

According to him, it is necessary for churches and mosques to ensure that rivers, water bodies and their surroundings are always clean and useful.

“The Vice President’s call for our traditional leaders to actively engage with government on environmental accountability is tremendous. Our religious leaders must be part of the tripod.

“We must ‘preach’ environmental responsibility in our churches and mosques,” he tweeted on Tuesday, June 28.

Speaking at this year’s edition of the Ohum Festival in Kyebi in the Eastern Region on Saturday June 25, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia said it is the duty of the present generation to maintain and to uphold the ancient tradition of keeping the environment clean and healthy. for posterity.

He lamented the current state of river bodies in the country, which he said leaves so much to be desired.

“Today in Ghana, our waterways are polluted with alarming recklessness. It is either that we have farmed or built so close to the river banks, ruthlessly polluted the rivers with galamsey activities, or encroached on the river path for human settlements.

“Overcoming this canker of environmental degradation and pollution requires the commitment of everyone, including the government. In the past, community work and volunteering were effective means used by nananoms and local authorities to deal with dirt issues in our neighborhoods.

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

“This noble initiative and activity, however, seems to be lost on us these days. I implore Nananom to work in collaboration with local administrative authorities to rekindle this community spirit to help deal with the filth in our societies,” he urged.

He added that the government “will continue with efforts such as Operation Vanguard to affirm our commitment to protecting the environment and water bodies.”

“We will continually need the support of nananom and the people of Ghana in this pursuit to rid our environments of filth.”



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