Nana Dwomoh Sarpong
Nana Dwomoh Sarpong

Environmentalist and the President of Friends of Rivers and Water bodies, Nana Dwomoh Sarpong has called on the government to maximise existing policies aimed at substantial management ecosystem to protect the country’s ecosystem.

He said the country has all the laws which can make it clean and beautiful.

“We have everything, we have all the laws but they are not enforced by various government decentralised bodies. These MMDCEs in Ghana, sorry, you are not doing well, support the government, support the nation. If Assemblies should do their work well, we will not have these environmental problems and be pushing it on President and ministers”, he said.

According to him, cognisant of the importance of a safe environment, Ghanaians concerted to rid the country of illegal mining activities extinguishing their farmlands, forests, and water bodies in the country.

He emphasized that citizens must support the government’s bold decision to unreservedly combat illegal mining activities and reclaiming its land vegetation.

“Government efforts towards the fight against galamsey is a laudable one hence the laws must be enforced and apply to anyone who goes against the laws. This is serious and the government must investigate and punish these people destroying our ecosystem all the name of Gold”, he started.

In a similar development, Nana Dwomoh Sarpong revealed that his outfit (Friends of Rivers and Water Bodies) will embark on a massive tree planting at the premises of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.

“In the coming days, we are going to plant over one thousand (1,500) coconut trees and five hundred (500) royal palm trees at KNUST.  Earlier this year, we planted 1,000 coconut trees and we are continuing. We chose KNUST because they are doing good work, and the environment is clean and neat, and every institution that is doing well we always come in to support”.

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He advised Ghanaians to engage themselves in tree plantings to protect nature against global warming. 

The World Environment Day (WED) was established during the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment held in 1972 by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. 

Throughout the world, the Day serves as a global platform for public outreach. This year, it is celebrated under the theme: Ecosystem Restoration and it coincides with the launching of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).

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