Accra, Feb. 29, GNA – Mr Malik Mino Ereira, an
Environmentalist with the Waste Segregation & Composting Movement, will
from March 1 to 6, 2020, embark on a 250-kilometre Environmental Climate Action
walk from Accra to Kumasi to climax the commemoration of Ghana’s 63rd
Independence, which will take place in Kumasi.
The walk, will also hold everyone accountable
towards being part of the change process to care for their immediate
surroundings to boost tourism.
step along the 250km route, will represent the number of single use plastics
that pollute the beaches and thee need for them to be replaced by cloth
Mr Ereira told the Ghana News Agency that tourism was Ghana´s fourth foreign exchange
and sanitation though had good benefits, lacked glamour.
also like to take advantage of the 2020 population census to ask the general public to increase the number of
trees during the planting season in May 2020 and encourage separation of waste
with education, enforcement and equipment to promote domestic tourism,” he
On the first day, Malik would walk a 34.7 km
from Accra to Nsawam, a 31.6 km from Nsawam to Suhum on the second day, a 25.6
km from Suhum to Kyebi and a 17.6 kilometre from Kyebi to Linda Dor on the
They would continue with a 46.6km walk from
Linda Dor to Nkawkaw, a 51.5km walk from Nkawkaw to Juaso, a 53 km walk from
Juaso to Ejisu and a 15.6 km walk from Ejisu to Kumasi.
After the walk, Malik and the movement will pay a courtesy call on the
“As we walk the talk, your support will
augment aside tracking and monitoring our walk to Baba Yara Sports Stadium for
citizens to be part of the solution process for a greener and cleaner Ghana,”
He said: “Waste Segregation & Composting
Movement values sorting waste at source and point of generation. The interest
is to get individuals and families of a household to partake in preventive
health practices that enable everyone treat their immediate surrounding and the
environment with utmost respect.”
purpose is to enable each community sort their waste at source through
education and training by composting, alternate incineration & recycling to
improve public health.
Ahead of the 19th November World Toilet Day,
Malik embarked on a 34km walk from Tema Lighthouse to Jamestown Lighthouse to
begin the process of making the coast free of plastics and toilets, after Mr
Iain Walker, the British High Commissioner to Ghana embarked on a 10-day
historic bicycle ride from Tumu to Accra in August.