By Edoue Valentine, In Buea
As the need to promote communal hygiene continues to be prime among environmental advocates, keeping relaxation areas like sea sites clean has been considered pivotal in fighting Climate Change and its effects.
It is on this basis that the Association for Community Awareness, ASCOA, undertook a firm commitment to give a face-look to the Limbe coastline, also know as Down Beach.
The Buea based association, Saturday January 29, embarked on a robust clean up exercise along the seashore of Limbe, a popular city in Cameroon’s Southwest Region.
The Limbe seashore remains one of the most attractive touristic sites in the country, especially at a time when several guests are in the city for the prestigious Africa Cup of Nations currently taking place in Cameroon.
Speaking to TWIF NEWS at the side- line of the event, ASCOA’s Chief Executive Officer, Linus Ayangwoh Embe disclosed that, the Limbe coastline is the only one in the region.
He further stressed that, keeping the resort clean is of immense importance to humanity.
“Some 2021 AFCON matches are hosted here in Limbe, and so, it was imperative to clean the coastline,” he revealed.
In a previous cleanup campaign carried out at the seashore 2 weeks ago, ASCOA recorded 60 pounds of waste.
This time, the young dynamic leader is satisfied his association removed garbage that could weigh over a hundred pounds.
During collection, the waste are sorted and the quantity recorded to document activities of the association.
Schooling curious onlookers on the ecological benefits of the sea to humanity, ASCOA’s Boss revealed that over 50 percent of oxygen comes from the sea.
“The sea captures about 90 percent of heat. That is why we try to reduce waste on the coastline to ensure its maximum efficiency,” he intimated.
The cleanup project, supported by Ocean Conservancy and Team Seas, aims at raising awareness on the need to keep coastlines ever clean for economic and ecological activities.
To address some of the most recurrent issues of the 21st century such as climate change, food insecurity, diseases/pandemics, diminishing biodiversity, economic inequality and conflicts, there is dire need to act now to protect the state of our seas.
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