TMO marks Republic Holiday with 'Clean City Walk'
7/4/2012 7:01:23 PM -
Tema, July 4, GNA - Bishop Richard Ahiagbedey, Leader and Founder of the Adonai Ministries International, has reiterated the need for Ghanaians to ensure peace and tranquility before, during and after the country's December polls.
He noted that as a people, we have only one country, and for that matter, we should not take the current peaceful atmosphere for granted.
Bishop Ahiagbedey said this when members of the Tema Ministers Organisation (TMO), comprising religious leaders from various churches and para-church organizations, undertook a 'Clean City Walk, on the Republic Holiday, to create awareness among residents in the Metropolis, on the need to keep the city clean at all times.
Members of TMO believe, preach and uphold the fundamental doctrine of redemption through Christ.
Bishop Ahiagbedey advised politicians to engage in healthy campaigns, and said, by doing 'clean talk, clean campaign, and clean voting, the electorate would be ensured of peaceful elections.
He also urged them to place the interest and welfare of the nation and Ghanaians over and above their own parochial and selfish interests.
'Let's go beyond what we shall get, and think first about what we shall offer towards the development and progress of the nation,' Bishop Ahiagbedey added.
On sanitation, the Bishop reminded residents in the Metropolis that 'the goodness and progress of Tema cannot be accomplished by anybody else, but the residents themselves.'
He said, 'we cannot talk about peace without talking about cleanliness,' and therefore urged participants of the walk to take the message of cleanliness to all and sundry, so that residents of the Metropolis would get rid of filth and lead healthy lifestyles.
Mr Abdul Malik Amegashitsi, Metro Chief Environmental Health Officer, who briefed the participants on the essence of the bye laws on sanitation, cautioned residents of the Metropolis that those who flouted the laws would be prosecuted.
Mr Amegashitsi charged members of TMO to preach the gospel of health, in addition to the Word of God so that majority of the congregation would become abreast with the dos and don'ts of sanitation.
Mrs Stella Tutu-Yeboah, Assistant Operations Officer of the Metro branch of Zoomlion, partners and sponsors of the walk, stressed the need for residents to rid the city of filth in the right manner.
On the aims and objectives of the walk, Reverend Michael Asenso, Secretary of the Association, said it was aimed among others to make the streets free from filth; avoid the choking of gutters and drainage systems which lead to flooding; make the congregation become conscious of disposing litter in a healthy manner, and above all, to have a healthy people with healthy minds and bodies.