NNF and SEA 2 SEE FOUNDATION BEACH CLEAN UP EXERCISE
Coastal clean up exercise is a great and major activity of Nurture Nature Foundation which aims at preventing ocean pollution for quality marine life, and promotion of coastal tourism. This was launched in September, 2021 at three coastal areas in Greater Accra, namely Jamestown, Teshie and La, by CSIR under the UNESCO Cleaning Oceans Campaign project.
The Jamestown Beach cleanup which is currently being undertaken by Nurture Nature Foundation (NNF) had a collaboration exercise with SEA 2 SEE FOUNDATION, also an NGO based in Prampram on the 2nd May, 2022 at the Jamestown Shata Beach.
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The exercise involved about 55 NNF sanitation volunteers corps that was tasked to collect waste plastic bottles and sachet rubbers from the beach which serves as the landing area for canoes and selling ground for the fish mongers.
The exercise lasted for two hours, from 7:30am to 9:30am, and covered about 300 meter square along the shore with waste collection measuring over 145 kilograms, mostly plastic bottles that will be used for eco tents construction to provide shade for the community folks and visitors.
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The occasion was graced with the presence of both Assembly Members of Ngleshie and Kinga Bokom Electoral Areas.
Honorable Carlos Mankata, the Assembly Member of Kinga under whose jurisdiction the exercise was done expressed much delight in the efforts and commitment of NNF as part of stakeholders to ensuring regular cleaning at the beach. He further added the need to facilitate needed logistics and technical support for NNF to encourage sustainable working in progress at Jamestown Beach.
The representative of the Chief Fisherman, Nii Samuel Nee Quaye, called for support to have waste bins for easy disposal of waste generated at the beach to stop indiscriminate littering and disposal of waste by the community folks.
The CEO of Sea 2 See, Mr. Bright hinted on the health consequences of oceans pollution on both marine life and human beings, how to prevent this and stressed his continuous support for such laudable exercise going forward.
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The Director of Operations of Nurture Nature Foundation Mr. Peter Asiedu also emphasized on extensive education and sensitization of the community folks in proper waste management practices, especially waste segregation at source to gain the most economic advantages of waste.
He reiterated that NNF will lead the movement to ensure plastic is no longer waste but a valuable raw material for economical products which will eventually impact positively on societies at the same time preventing Oceans pollution. He indicated the need for effective media support in this area and sensitization of community folks. He commented Obonu TV and Kingsmotion Media in supporting the exercise.
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Finally, he expressed profound gratitude to the CEO of Sea 2 See Foundation and called on other stakeholders for better development partnership to achieve the best results and success in the Oceans Cleaning campaign, for uttermost improvement Life below water and Life under water thus the realization SDG’S 14 and SDG’S 15 respectively.