Mr. Opare Amoah, an environmental conservation advocate, has urged stakeholders to collaborate efforts to protect the environment against degradation, towards national development.
He appealed to the public to recycle waste materials, plant more trees, distil choked gutters and avoid indiscriminate disposal of waste, to protect the environment.
Mr Amoah in an interview with The Ghanaian Times on Tuesday, in Accra, he reiterated that, best environmental practices would lead to the efficient use of the country’s resources.
“We are fortunate as a country to be endowed with natural resources such as gold, diamond, rivers, and trees, but to what extent have they been beneficial to us”, he asked.
Mr Amoah appealed to the Environmental Protection Agency to enforce environmental laws, to prevent the destruction of the environment.
“Implementation of laws regulating our environment has been weak due to several factors, and this is worrying as a country that wants to see development through ecological activities”, he bemoaned.
Mr. Amoah called on stakeholders in the environmental sector to intensify the fight against illegal mining and other activities causing destruction to the forest.
He appealed to associations engaging in environmental protection to extend their campaigns to schools and rural communities, saying “We need to form clubs in our schools to promote environmental preservation”.
By Luther King Owusu-Amoah