NGO urges unemployed youth to lead fight against climate change


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Mr Raphael Godlove Ahenu,

Mr Raphael Godlove Ahenu, the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Media Foundation, a media advocacy non-governmental organization, has urged the unemployed youth to join efforts towards addressing the pressing challenge of climate change

By Dennis Peprah, GNA   

Sunyani, Aug. 17,
GNA – Mr Raphael Godlove Ahenu, the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Media
Foundation, a media advocacy non-governmental organization, has urged the
unemployed youth to join efforts towards addressing the pressing challenge of
climate change.

He said climate
change threatens national food security, and therefore challenged the
government and her development partners to empower and motivate the youth to
play the leading role to mitigate the global burden.

Mr Ahenu gave the
advice in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, to commemorate the 2016
International Youth Day in Sunyani.

He said climate
change is one of the most critical global challenges that must receive urgent
attention from government.

Mr Ahenu emphasised
that the fight against climate change requires well-coordinated and collective
action from government and other stakeholders.

He underlined the
need for the intensification of education as a leverage to reduce and mitigate
the impact of the global threat on the nation.

Mr Ahenu indicated
that climate change has adverse impact on agriculture, endangering global food
security and increasing the intensity of natural disasters.

He called on the
youth to take interest and get themselves abreast of climate change policies so
that they could take leading role in mitigating its impact.

GNA


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