Environmental protection is necessary

One area that Ghanaians must pay attention to is how to care for and protect the environment in order to keep it in sustainable shape for the present and future generations.

It is the environment that gives us the needed space within which to operate and plan all programmes for the benefit of society. If the environment is not kept in a sustainable manner, the lives of future generations will be threatened.

Again, if the environment is not well kept the present generation will also not be able to survive because there will be no space to do so.

It is for this reason that issues such as environmental degradation, irresponsible mining activities, air pollution and the use of chemical to destroy the environment must be given serious attention, so as to be able to preserve the survival of everyone in the country.

It is not only Ghanaians that should care about protection of the environment. Countries the world over are also expected to do same, so that the world as a whole will be preserved in the way expected.

In Ghana today, the environment is being destroyed in a very irresponsible manner. Gutters are being chocked because of the irresponsible behaviour of residents who keep on throwing garbage in to gutters and drains.

Finding ourselves in the rainy season, these drains and gutters are now choked, causing over flow of water and filt into residential areas to destroy lives and property. These things must stop immediately but to be able to stop it, it must start with the people.

The country must resort to rigid implementation of our environmental laws and bye-laws to serve as a deterrent to all those who are causing mayhem as far as environmental degradation is concerned.

The patriotic duty being performed by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Honourable Henry Quartey, is a worthy task that must be supported by each and every responsible person in this country. Similarly, environmental degradation caused by the activities of “galamsey” operators must be halted immediately.

Ghana is a beautiful country the environment of which must be protected and preserved for the good of everyone in this beautiful country. All hands must be on deck to protect the environment, so as to ensure that the country’s forests, rivers, minerals, atmosphere and so on are adequately protected for the present and future generations.

This is important because the environment is one of the greatest assets which nature has given us to manage.

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