Regional News of Monday, 28 May 2012
Two NGOs, Ghana-based Greener Impact International (GII), and UK-based CarbonSoft, in collaboration with Ga West Municipal Assembly (GWMA), are to provide free solar lamps to people in the Municipality without power.
The project, expected to cover the entire country, is aimed at reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emission from burning fossil fuel.
Mr Kassin Gawusu, Executive Director of GII, said this at a consultative meeting with the assembly in Accra.
He said the NGOs were dedicated to create awareness of climate change and would participate in the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project that offered social and environmental benefits by the end of 2012.
Mr. Gawusu said GII had made significant strides in promoting sustainable forest management and food security by encouraging the youth to venture into agriculture, tree planting and building the capacity of stakeholders through workshops to restore and manage the forest for sustainability economic and social benefits.
He said GII had contributed significantly in improving the knowledge of Ghanaians especially the youth on environmental conservation through training workshops, seminars, symposia and conferences.
Mr. Thomas Okine, Presiding Member of the Assembly, said the project would give employment to the people and volunteers who would distribute the solar lamps.
He said the assembly had welcomed the idea by GII for choosing GWMA for the project in the Greater Accra Region and called for support from the people.
“We as assembly members would collaborate with the two organisations to educate the people for their support to achieve its goal,” he said.
GII was established in March, 2010, to contribute to environmental sustainability and ensuring food security in Ghana.**