Accra, July 20, GNA – Professor Kwabena
Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technological know-how and
Innovation, has reported the continual destruction of the natural environment is
self-inflicted and must be halted.
“When we wipe out the setting we ruin
ourselves. We rely on nature for our vital demands including medication, foods,
air and water for cost-free, yet we present indications of ungratefulness by destroying
character as a result of routines this kind of as deforestation, mining, air air pollution and
poor squander management,” he reported.
The Minister stated it is the sacred obligation of
all to just take steps to guard and conserve the ecosystem by developing trees,
making use of h2o sensibly and disposing of refuse especially plastics properly.
Speaking at the opening of the Ninth
Biennial Supreme Subordinate Conference of Knights of Saint John International
and Ladies’ Auxiliary (KSJI), Prof Frimpong-Boateng mentioned mother nature does not need to have
individuals but person needs character to endure.
The a few-day convention, which is on the
concept “Our Setting, Our Heritage: The Part of Civil Modern society (KSJI) in its
Preservation,” seeks to overview the pursuits of KSJI and system for the potential.
Prof Frimpong-Boateng claimed owing to appreciate for
funds, some men and women are resorting to unsafe techniques such as preserving salted
fish with formalin, a chemical applied to protect dead bodies and working with pesticide
in the palm wine organization to pollute the atmosphere and damage the wellbeing of
men and women.
As aspect of measures by the govt to
preserve the atmosphere, the Minister claimed that it is implementing local climate
transform programmes to promote renewable energy, afforestation and use of thoroughly clean
Prof Frimpong-Boateng claimed $ 20million has
been invested in projects in the Savannah to deliver entry to water to farmers
in the dry year, inputs offer and the advertising of sustainable land
Most Reverend John Bonaventure Kwofie, the
Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, explained human beings have misinterpreted Genesis
1:28 which states, “…be fruitful and maximize in quantity fill the earth
and subdue it…”
He mentioned as an alternative of taking care of this sort of a
heritage men and women had been rather exploiting nature’s resources with no replacing and
properly-remaining depends on character. We require to be dependable or else we will perish
if the destruction carry on,” he mentioned.
Rev Kwofie stated issues about the atmosphere
was paramount to the Catholic Church, hence the recent contact by Pope Francis’
Encyclical Laudato Si, to the entire world to quit the destruction person was rendering
to the environment.
“While addressing the ecosystem directly,
the document’s scope is broader in several strategies as it looks at not only man’s
outcome on the surroundings, but also the numerous philosophical, theological, and
cultural results in that threaten the interactions of male to nature and guy to
just about every other in different situations.
Big Common James Dasah, Supreme
Subordinate Commandery President of KSJI, explained the group was ready to companion
with institutions toward safeguarding the setting and urged government to
offer with folks who flout environmental rules.
When commending the security agencies for
using measures to halt the incidence of kidnappings, he appealed to the safety
companies to carry on to safeguard churches in the wake of assaults in the
KSJ is an worldwide Catholic fraternal
support business. Included in 1886, the organization’s customers dedicate
themselves to company to the Catholic Church, their communities, and fraternal
brotherhood, with particular person units, or commanderies, proven inside a