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Religion of Sunday, 18 October 2015

Source: GNA

Rev Paddy Brew Memorial lecture held

Rev Paddy Brew Memorial lecture held Rev Paddy Brew Memorial lecture held

The Rev Paddy Brew memorial lecture focusing on addressing Ghana’s waste management challenge has been held in honour of the late Rev Brew of the New Creation Chapel International.

The lecture was a reflection of his commitment to hygiene.

The lecture took the form of debate bordering on the country’s waste management problems which drew two churches – the Covenant Family Community Chapel and the Power House Ministries to launch intense debate on how to manage waste in the country.

Rev Daniel Ogbarmey-Tetteh, General-Overseer of the New Creation Chapel International noted that the health implications of poor hygiene is devastating on the lives of people and put pressure on scarce resources, making it imperative for every individual and organisation to get involved in the fight.

He said the church must not been seen as promoter of welfare of its members but also own it a great responsibility to lead in the crusade against indiscriminate dumping of refuse, including plastics.

He said the church should make a difference in the lives of people, adding that the welfare of Christianity goes beyond the four walls of the church to make fundamental changes on the society and the living conditions of people for improved standards.

Rev Ogbarmey-Tetteh said the late Rev Brew was passionate about addressing fundamental issues of health paying attention on hygiene, a virtue he enjoined the church and Christians to emulate.

The debaters argued on the topic: “Waste management; how does it start with me,” pointing out that about 4000 tons of waste is generated daily in Accra and Kumasi cities, and called on all and sundry to get involved to combat the menace.

Poor national planning, non-enforcement of laws, poverty and ignorance, urbanisation and unplanned settlement were mentioned as some of the major problems to trigger waste in the society.

They called for stringent measures including confrontation of individuals who litter by heart long streets, roads, markets, lorry stations and in buses, arguing that when people muster the courage to accost such miscreants it would stem the tide.

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