The Environmental Protection Agency, Obuasi Area Office spearheaded by Mr. Prempeh Adarkwa Yiadom has released a press statement to commemorate the World Environment Day.
Prior to the press release- the EPA, Obuasi Area Office on the 4th of June embarked on a Clean-up exercise and sensitization in the Obuasi Township. The Obuasi Central market was the epicentre for the clean-up exercise and sensitization as Obuasi EPA officers and other key stakeholders collaborated in tidying up the market.
Some EPA officers were spotted engaging the market women – upon a closer interaction with one officer, it was revealed that; aside the Clean-up exercise, they[EPA Officers] were sensitizing market women on environmental related issues especially on plastic waste pollution, etc.
Check out scenes of EPA officers engaged in the clean-up exercise
Photographs of some EPA officers sensitizing Market Women on environmental related issues
EPA Obuasi Aread Head, Mr. Prempeh Adarkwa Yiadom’s engagement with the press
Photo Credit:Officer Stanley Nii ARYEE ATTOH
Have a glimpse of the the clean-up exercise and awareness creation;
EPA Obuasi Area Office Press Release:
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY CELEBRATION 2022 – ONLY ONE EARTH
The Environmental Protection Agency, Obuasi Area Office, wishes to draw the attention of the public to the 2022 World Environment Day (WED) celebration today, the 5th of June, on the global theme “ONLY ONE EARTH” and the national slogan “Beat Plastic Pollution”.
WED as celebrated every year encourages a collective Environmental action that advocates for transformative Environmental change on a global scale in general and local scale to be specific.
The celebration shines a spotlight on climate action, nature action and pollution action while encouraging all persons to live sustainably.
The Environmental Protection Agency would like to elaborate more on some Human activities that have negative impact on the Environment namely, Noise making, illegal/irresponsible mining, Bush burning, Deforestation, Open defecation (especially in water bodies), Air, land and water pollution, Quarrying, Sand winning, spraying of Pesticides near Rivers and Streams, Burning of fossil fuel and toxic gases and Plastic Waste Pollution.
Therefore, together with the good people of Ghana, we are advocating for drastic measures that can be implemented to offset or minimize the impact of some of these activities in the Environment.
The Agency is making an appeal to the public on the collective responsibility of protecting our atmosphere, water bodies, soil and other Environmental systems.
We further encourage consumer-based actions to reduce plastic pollution and encourage the public to:
- Refuse non-necessary plastic items
- Reduce single-use plastics
- Replace plastic items with reusable and/or alternative products with lower environmental impact and
- Correctly dispose of items such as water sachets (pure water rubber)
We all have a duty to preserve the environment. We have Only One Earth, let us beat plastic pollution
Prempeh Adarkwa Yiadom
Area Head, Obuasi
TO ALL MEDIA HOUSES