Sekondi, Jan. 31,
GNA - A bushy area at the Western Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) in
Sekondi that harbours reptiles and rodents was on Sunday cleared by the Sekondi
West District of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church.
Some snakes and rats were killed in the process of cleaning the area that houses institutions such Ghana Immigration Service, Information Services Department and Health Services Department.
All branch Churches of the SDA in Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis spent four hours to undertake the clean-up exercises concurrently in various parts of the metropolis as part of their civic contributions towards keeping the environment clean.
The men weeded the bushy surroundings and desilted gutters while the ladies swept the streets.
Pastor Jehoshaphat Yaw Oduro, of the Sekondi West District under the South-West Ghana Conference of SDA told the Ghana News Agency that the Church nationwide has set aside the last Sunday of every month to carry out cleaning exercises.
He said on consultation, authorities of the RCC requested them to clean the site.
Other places cleaned were Paa Grant Round About, Effia and Kwesimitsim.
Asked if members of the Church would stay away if the presidential and parliamentary election falls on a Saturday, Pastor Oduro said “in that instance we would appeal to the government to change the date but if that fails “we would exercise our franchise after sunset or from 6pm.”