Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagyiri, Frank Annor Dompreh has added his voice in support of the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s call on the traditional authorities to complement the government’s efforts at protecting the environment, and keep their surroundings, especially rivers and other water bodies clean and useful to humanity.
Vice President Bawumia made this call when was addressing this year’s edition of Ohum Festival of Chiefs and people of Akyem Abuakwa at Kyebi in the Eastern region over the weekend.
Vice President Bawumia said in Ghana, rivers are polluted with an alarming carelessness, adding that it is either people have farms or buildings so close to the river banks, heartlessly polluting the rivers with activities of galamsey, or encroaching the river path for human settlement. These activities expose the waters to all forms of pollution.
Supporting this call, Mr. Annor Dompreh, who is also the Majority Chief Whip in Parliament has asked the various Religious bodies to use their pulpit and Mosque to preach to their congregation about how to protect the Environment and other water bodies.
He said if this could be done and done well, there should be active collaboration between Traditional leaders and Government.
The Nsawam-Adoagyiri Member of Parliament supporting this call by the Vice President said, ”The call by His Excellency the Vice President for an active collaboration by our Traditional leaders with government on environment responsibility is awesome.”
“Our Religious leaders must be part of the Tripoid; we must preach environmental responsibilities in our Churches and Mosques”, he advocated.
The Majority Chief Whip recounted in the past where communal labour and volunteerism were effectively used by the chiefs and local authorities to deal with the issues of filth in their neighborhoods.
“I think we should bring back this, to continue the tradition of keeping our environment safe and clean for our younger generation to come and continue with protection of the environment,” he added.