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Take bold steps to conserve the environment- NCCE

  8 Novembre      7        Environnement/Eaux/Forêts (2263),


Donkorkrom (E/R), Nov. 09, GNA- The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has
challenged residents of Donkorkrom in the Kwahu Afram Plains North District to work together to reverse
the trend of wanton dissipation of forest resources in the area.
The Commission encouraged them to take active interest in efforts to conserve the forest by planting more
trees and reducing logging and charcoal burning activities to avert the adverse effect of climate change.
In line with the European Union partnership with the NCCE under the Accountability, Rule of Law and
Anti- Corruption Programme (ARAP), the residents were encouraged to work together to demand
accountability from their leaders and the institutions in charge to ensure good environmental governance in
the area.
This was during a film show at the Donkorkrom main station by the NCCE, on environmental governance
and efforts being made to address challenges in other parts of the country.
Mr Frederick Ahenkorah, NCCE Officer at the Kwahu Afram Plains North District, also entreated the
residents to discontinue littering and throwing rubbish indiscriminately, and keep clean environment.
With a support team from the Head Office, the NCCE Officers including; Mr. Christian Aboagye,
NCCE/EU Project Accountant, educated the residents on the need to keep clean environment, and to
prevent logging, charcoal burning, and indiscriminate bush burning especially during the dry season.
Mr. Kwadjo Appiahgyei, also a staff of the NCCE, entreated them not to give up but to keep working
together to address the issues affecting them, saying “When you persevere in pushing for the change you
seek, you will be able to secure the change to preserve your environment”.
Mr Appiagyei urged the citizenry to ensure a peaceful election in the area during the upcoming elections
and avoid violence that would spark war.
He urged the residents to take up the issues with the Unit Committee Members and the District Assembly.
During question time, Sumaila Mohammed, a resident, urged the NCCE to continue carrying out civic
education in the surrounding communities to sensitise the people about the need to observe sanitation rules
and desist from environmental degradation.
Mr. Appiahgyei therefore appealed to the residents to be tolerant, conduct their campaigns peacefully and
avoid political violence before, during and after the election.

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