Pure Earth, Blacksmith Initiative has reiterated the need for government to expedite action on the increasing environmental pollution levels in Ghana to minimise the future health crisis from its effects.
According to a press release by their Country Director Esmond Wisdom Quansah h said, “Our healthcare system may be heading for a crisis if we do not act immediately on the increasing levels of air pollution in Ghana’s urban areas.”
“The fight against environmental pollution cannot be deferred to tomorrow”.
Pure Earth, Blacksmith Initiative called on the Accra Metropolitan Assembly to enforce the laws on sanitation and environment to protect the health of the people.
Pure Earth, Blacksmith Initiative called on the Environmental Protection Agency to come to the aid of the workers who had suffered from hazardous pollution from a nearby iron and steel factory.
The group said major sources of air pollution in Accra were vehicular emissions, industrial emissions, suspended road dust, emissions from landfill sites, power generation plants, use of solid fuels for domestic and commercial cooking and solid waste burning at home.
According to them, It was the responsibility of every individual to ensure the cleanliness of the city, he said, and appealed to drivers to also service their vehicles regularly to reduce pollution.