President Mills urged to join climate change war
Published 30th October 2010 - 0 comments - 409 views -
Francis Npong, Tamale
The Members of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly at a climate changes forum held in Tamale have called on the president not only to lead against climate change but ensure that his government established effective, sound and sustainable environmental policy to help minimize effects of climate change in Ghana .According to the participants Ghana needs vibrant, sound and enforceable environmental law to help control the use of land, water and forest. “Ghana needs to review its environmental policy, establish sound, effective and enforceable environmental policy to help control the use of land and natural resources”, they said. Describing the current temperatures as unbearable the participants observed that Ghana ’s environment is fast deteriorating and needs to be controlled to prevent its further depletion. The participants were made up of members of the Tamale Metro Assembly’s sub-committee on environment, NGOs, media personnel and stakeholders were contributing to discussions on Community Empowerment for Land use Accountability (CEfLA) organized by the Ghana Developing Community Association (GDCA) in collaboration with KASA held in Tamale. The workshop which focuses on mining in northern region is part of efforts by the government and civil society organizatio to create awareness on the need for environmental friendly practices. The workshop was the civil society component of the Natural Resources and Environment Governance (NREG) was aimed among other things to improve awareness of (EIA) and (SEA) policies in northern region. It was also to help reduce non-compliance with environmental impact assessment processes. the participants observed that effects of climate change has direct link with poverty and could threatens the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and suggested the establishment of sound, vibrant and enforceable environmental law in Ghana to enhance environmental management. The project officer of GDCA-KASA programme Mr. Hardi Tijani explained that the workshop which focuses on sand and gravel mining was to sensitize stakeholders on effects of sand and gravel mining on community livelihoods. He explained that effects of sand and gravel mining was alarming in northern region and called for measures to control the menace. The workshop was also to empower participants to participate in decision making concerning sand and gravel mining, and to create awareness on environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment policies in northern region to reduce non compliance of environmental impact assessment processes in the use of land, water and forest.
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