Making the Coast of Accra a Protected Area2021

Date

8 June

Time

10:00 am

Location

Accra

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Making the Coast of Accra a Protected Area2021

Preamble

What Did UNEA-4 Do for the Environment? And…

How do we translate the 2019 United Nation Environment Assembly resolution 11 into reality in Accra- Ghana?

UNEP/EA.4/Res.11 Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities

Join WSCM’s agent of change activity to make the coast of Accra a protected Area with the following; Educational and Awareness creation, Mapping of the gutters of each community, Netting the entrances of the gutters, Clean-ups by the youth, Mangrove Nurturing at Estuaries ,Naming of Selected Beaches, Film shows and Screening Festivals, Lectures for adults and Reading for kids, Quiz and Suggestions form the elderly, Music, Art and painting, Online events, Recreation, Sports, Commitments and Pledges and Boat regatta from April 15th to June 15th 2021

Solution  

Let the local authorities and Traditional Authorities unite to keep the beaches from Tema to Jamestown clean; Free from toilets, Face masks and Plastic waste.

“There is no such thing as “AWAY” when we throw anything away it must go somewhere.” – Annie Leonard

Out of the 7 traditional Council 1. Tema. 2.Tema West, 3. Nungua, 4. Teshie, 5. La, 6. Osu and 7. Jamestown, which of the chiefs is going to woo his community to stop the gutters from connecting the sea with (Toilets, Nose Masks and Plastic) Waste?

June 8 is World Oceans Day, the United Nations day for celebrating the role of the oceans in our everyday life and inspiring action to protect the ocean and sustainably use marine resources since 1992.

Call for Action  

So, what are you doing for mother earth? Let us use the conservation action to change the narrative! The coastal and marine ecosystems have strategic values with various functions and benefits for the environment and have become a source of human life that depends on the resources contained therein, countries need to ensure the sustainability of coast land marine ecosystems for the welfare of the community,

The Bottle Neck: Prioritizing Our priorities

…of The Problem

Where do the three classes of throw our waste?

1.Those who pay for it to be moved from their sight

2.Those who always negotiate for price reduction

3.And those who burn or put into the drains for the rains to push them into the ocean and the role that it has played in the prevention of the degradation of the marine environment from land-based activities.

How do we change the narrative? Because it is convenient to litter and allow the gutters to connect them onto the sea. In the past we use to litter for 29 days and dedicate one day as a national sanitation day. i.e., we use 12 days to clean the waste we use 353days to generate (365-12days)

It is time to correct the imbalance. let the competition begin

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