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06.06.2007 General News

Adopt Sound Environmental Practices - Asamoah-Boateng Urges Ghanaians

The Minister for Local Government and Environment, Mr Stephen Asamoah-Boateng, has reiterated the call on Ghanaians to adopt sound environmental practices.

That, he said, was necessary to ensure that the environment and its natural resources were protected for future generations.

Mr Asamoah-Boateng stated this at a ceremony to mark World Environment Day at Breman Asikuma in the Central Region yesterday.

The day, marked on the local theme: “Rising Temperature – A Cause for Environmental Concern?”, was aimed at creating awareness of the need to protect the environment.

Mr Asamoah-Boateng expressed concern about illegal human activities which led to the degradation of the environment and the pollution of water bodies, mentioning farming along river banks, tree felling for charcoal, chain-saw activities and dumping of waste into water bodies among the activities which degraded the environment.

He called on the media to educate the public on the dangers inherent in the degradation of the environment.