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Ghana: Citizens and corporate entities urged to desist from acts fuelling environmental degradation

Author: Ghana News Agency, Published on: 1 October 2019

‘Desist from acts that fuel environmental degradation - NCCE boss’ 24 September 2019

The Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has stressed the need for Ghanaians to desist from corrupt practices and activities that fueled the abuse of the environment. “We need to re-examine what we do on daily basis and begin to be more sensitive to our roles in keeping the environment safe and sustainable,” Josephine Nkrumah told participants at a national dialogue on environmental governance in Kumasi.

…Mrs Nkrumah pointed out that the issues of illegal mining (galamsey), deforestation, improper disposal of waste, pollution of water bodies, marine pollution, among others, were seriously creating environmental challenges, which needed collective efforts to address. She said Ghana needed to take stringent actions to tackle climate change through robust environmental governance, policy formulation and legal framework. Mrs Nkrumah made a clarion call to individuals and corporate entities saying they had crucial roles to play in safeguarding the environment and added that, legislation and policy were also key factors in environmental discipline.

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