The Deputy Minister-designate for Communications and member of Parliament for Juaben, Hon Ama Pomaa Boateng has urged the public to strive to preserve the environment in its natural state.
This, she noted would be one of the best legacies to leave for future generations.
Speaking to Ghanaian Observer Newspaper after addressing this year’s environment day at the Juabenhene’s Palace last Saturday on behalf of the regional minister, Hon Pomaa urged the public to avoid acts that contribute to the depletion of the forest and water bodies.
She noted that the environment in its natural state portends better things for the people hence the need to strive to preserve same and to plant more trees in the stead of those that have been cut down.
The Paramount Chief of Juaben Traditional Area, Nana Otuo Serebuo II, urged Ghanaians to put away our political affiliation and protect the environment for the next generation.
Nana Otuo Serebuo II further encouraged the public to restore the ecosystem by planting more trees as their civic responsibility in protecting the environment.
Dr Kwaku Afriyie, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, said the ecosystem in our part of the world was depleting at an alarming rate.
He, therefore, cautioned the public that the destruction of the environment is a threat to our existence.
“When we protect it, we protect ourselves and posterity”, the minister noted.
In a brief speech, the Executive Director of EPA, Dr Henry Kwabena Kokofu, reiterated that restoring damaged ecosystems is the most efficient and cost-effective way people could work with nature to address the most pressing challenges humanity faces today.
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