Sunyani Presby leads clean up exercise campaign
The Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Ebenezer Congregation has led a massive clean-up exercise to clear filths and public education campaign against improper disposal of wastes in Sunyani.
Date Created : 9/24/2019 6:31:42 AM : Story Author : Stan Amuzu Kpodo/Ghanadistricts.com
The effort is to improve sanitary conditions and ensure regular environmental cleanliness for healthy living.
The focused areas for the exercise were the premises and surroundings of major health facilities in Sunyani such as the Regional Hospital, Municipal Hospital, SDA Hospital, amongst others. Choked gutters, rubbish, bushes and debris were cleared and collected for proper disposal.
Managements of the hospitals that benefited from the clean-up exercise commended the Presbyterian Church for the initiative, noting that the exercise had saved their outfits and government from huge extra budget and cost to clear the filths. They called on other organizations to emulate the initiative of the Presbyterian Church.
Addressing an enthusiastic crowd of participants, the District Minister Rev Sam Forster Kwakye who led the Church for the exercise noted that the health facilities were targeted because they served as the home of healthcare delivery and under no excuse should a patient contract extra diseases at the health delivery centre to add to the patient’s and family burden as a result of filths.
The 2nd Minister Rev Ramos Twi-Antwi and the Session of Elders said they were motivated by the Clean Ghana Campaign for healthy living, hence the need to embrace and carry out the initiative.
The event was preceded by talk shows through the Church’s “Presbyterian Hour” preaching programme on some selected radio stations in Sunyani which got the general public into the exercise with loud commendation.
In an interview, the B.A Presbytery Chairperson Rev Dr Kwabena Ofosu-Addo disclosed that the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church had made a declaration for Community Service and Development in every nook and cranny of the country and even beyond to reinstate and re-enforce the Presbyterian discipline and patriotism that the church was already known for.
The Rev Dr further disclosed that the church had begun a nationwide Tree Planting Exercise in all Presbyterian schools across the length and breadth of the country, to augment the efforts of government for environmental protection.
He emphasized on attitudinal change amongst Ghanaians to make Ghana a safe haven to live. The Presbytery Chair believed that moral training and discipline in the church and schools as the fundamental nurturing grounds for the fear of God, truthfulness and sacrifice, before entering public service would commit the citizenry in all professions to rid of corruption and create a corruption-free society.
Rev Dr K. Ofosu-Addo stressed that the Presbyterian discipline still liveth to touch and impact lives through its numerous programmes and projects in every hamlet. He still believes in Presbyterianism.