byDaniel Kweitsu obloni via web
Ghana joined the rest of the world to commemorate this year’s World Environment Day on June 5, 2017 at Kyebi in the Eastern Region under the theme “Connecting People to Nature from Cape Three Points to Bawku”. The event was hosted by the Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori-Panin and co-organized with the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It brought together representatives from the Government, UN and other development partners including traditional and religious leaders, NGOs and the media. The event also had in attendance Madam Christine Evans-Klock, the UN Resident Coordinator for Ghana. The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori-Panin, in his address expressed concern at the level of environmental destruction and pollution of the country’s water resources and called for immediate sustainable efforts to check the negative trends. Expressing support for the protection of Atewa Forest Reserve, the Okyenhene said his outfit will continue to support all efforts to secure Atewa forest till eternity. The Kyebi event brought home the message of UN Secretary General, António Guterres: “Without a healthy environment we cannot end poverty or build prosperity”.