By: Abigail Asiamah
The President of the Women International Shipping and Transportation Association, (WISTA) Gertrude Adwoa Ohene-Asienim has says schools should incorporate marine education into their curriculums.
In an interview on GTV Breakfast Show, Madam Gertrude Adwoa Ohene-Asienim said by immersing young minds in the complexities of marine conservation, we pave the way for a generation of stewards equipped to safeguard our precious oceans.
“Schools should start educating their students about marine and how to preserve it because the awareness starts from there for them to have a responsible idea towards preserving the sea” she urged.
She also added that, the major problem over the years has been improper disposal of sewage into gutters, a critical issue with profound implications for marine ecosystems.
This cycle of contamination has an effect, impacting marine life and ultimately entering our own food supply therefore, the urgency of implementing robust measures to protect our water bodies cannot be overstated, as neglecting this imperative has far-reaching consequences for us all, she added.
“Measures should be put in place to preserve our water bodies because with time it is going to have a detrimental effect on all of us” she advised.
According to her, it is the collective duty of Ghanaians to safeguard and nurture the invaluable resources our seas provide.
The inclusion of marine education in school curriculums stands as a beacon of hope, empowering the next generation to rise as true guardians of our oceans, ensuring a legacy of sustainability and vitality for generations to come.