MAKE ISSUES OF CLIMATE CHANGE A NATIONAL CONCERN
As Ghana gears up to vote on December 7th 2016, the Member of Parliament for Bantama Constituency of the Asante Region, who is also a Member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Lands and Forestry, Henry Kwabena Kokofu, has thrown a critical challenge to the Ghanaian media to tackle and probe political parties on their commitments to the Climate Change agenda. According to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) legislator, it was very necessary, for Ghanaian political leadership to accept that Climate Change is a phenomenon and it’s a reality. He further decried the low level of climate issues in Ghana, adding that people are not much abreast of all these things and if there were to be advantages and benefits, Ghana will not be able to take due advantages of them. He stated that principally as a legislature, as an environmentalist and being a lawyer in Oil and Gas sub sector, with particular interest on the impact of climate change, he was very much concerned. The MP was speaking in an interview with Zeenat Sufyan at the UN Climate Change Conference COP22 in Marrackech Morocco. He went on to add that Ghana has a lot to do as a nation, in protecting the bio physical environment by taking advantage of the climate change as part of our mitigation and adapation efforts. Touching on accessing climate funds, Ghana has cost it's our way up to USD $22Billion and the government of Ghana is prepared to cough out up to 6billion dollars. The MP indicated that Ghana needed to do more on Climate Change.
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