Protect and safeguard the environment - NCCE

The Kwahu East office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), in collaboration with the Forestry Commission, Ghana National Fire Service and National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has embarked on a community outreach programme with a focus on bushfires and its related issues. The engagements took place in the Abene, Hweehwee and Atta-ne-Atta communities.

The NCCE District Director, Ms. Roberta Essilfuah Koah made community members realise the need to safeguard the environment and explained how important it is for every citizen to protect the environment. He quoted Article 41(k) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana which states that; ‘it shall be the duty of every citizen to protect and safeguard the environment’.

He charged community members to promote and prioritise good environmental practices and avoid indiscriminate littering of the environment and human activities that cause bushfires.

The National Fire Service officer, Mr. Nettey was part of the outreach team and also outlined the major causes of bushfires. He mentioned hunting, charcoal burning, and indiscriminate disposal of cigarette butts amongst others. He demonstrated strategies to extinguish fires. He however cautioned that prevention is always better than cure when it comes to fires.

Ms. Roberta Essilfuah Koah and Mr. Nettey cautioning some hunters about the dangers of bushfires.

Ms. Roberta Essilfuah Koah encouraging residents of the communities to keep proper sanitary conditions

Mr. Nettey of the Ghana Fire Service educates residents on how to manage fire outbreaks.

Ms. Roberta Essilfuah Koah sensitises students on environmental governance.


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