Since 1974, World Environment Day has been celebrated, engaging governments, businesses, and citizens in address pressing environmental issues, with participation from over 143 countries around the globe.
According to the WED website, every three seconds, the world loses enough forest cover, and over the last century, humans have destroyed half of the wetlands.
World Environment Day is an annual event celebrated across the globe, aimed at planting trees, creating awareness and protection of the environment.
As part of the World Environment Day celebration, on Saturday, June 5, 2021, the Northern Advocacy Center for peace and climate change (NACPaCC) marked the day in Nanton Zuo at the palace of the chief of Nanton.
The 2021 WED celebration was under the theme, ‘Restoring our environment.
It would be recalled, that the Government of Ghana started the 4th phase in the fight against illegal mining known as galamsey in the country dubbed ‘operation halt’ which has led to the burning of excavators by the government.
The fight has received numerous endorsements by some paramount chiefs across the country including the Asantehene Osei Tutu II.
Given this, the chief of Nanton traditional area Naa Bawa Mahama has added his voice in the fight against illegal mining in the country.
According to him, galamsey is fast endangering the lives of Ghanaians as a result of pollution of water bodies through the dispossession of dangerous chemicals into water bodies by illegal miners.
Naa Bawa Mahama has therefore called on all citizens across the country to join hands in the fight against illegal mining activities to save the toes.
Over the years, the Northern Advocacy centre for peace and centres change has planted over 1000 trees as part of the organization’s plan mandate for environmental protection.
The group as part of the WED celebration also presented a citation to the chief of Nanton for his role in promoting peace in Northern Region and beyond.
Speaking at a short ceremony, the founder and CEO of the Northern advocacy centre for peace and climate change (NACPaCC), Mr Mahama Saani said, Mr commemoration of World Environment Day at Nanton Zuo is to draw awareness on the effects of climate change and the need to protect the environment through tree planting.