Youth Advocacy on Rights and Opportunities (YARO) in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) organized a stakeholder sensitization conference on climate change and migration conference on Friday, 26th November, 2021 in Bole of the Savannah Region.
The conference sought to provide the platform for discuss effective and efficient ways of curbing the rising migration in the northern part of Ghana.
Climate change which indices migration is considered to be detrimental to inclusive development, underscoring the role of the youth and women towards community resilience and economic development.
Hajia Alima Sagitor Saeed who is the Executive Director for Savannah Women Integrated Development Agency, Ghana (SWIDA-GH) noted that climate change is increasingly widening poverty and inequality gaps and the most vulnerable to this environmental canker are the youth and women.
She added that the literature projects that about 86 million people in sub-saharan Africa will migrate by 2050 due to climate variations and this will blur the attainment of sustainable development goals in the Region.
She therefore called for an inclusive action against activities such as deforestation (cutting down of trees for charcoal and other commercial purposes), galamsey among others and entreated the practice of environmental methods in tilling the land for human benefit and development.
The President of Queen Mother’s Association of the Savannah Region, Hajia Dr. Bukari Ajara Kansawurche in an exclusive interview Yagbon Radio noted that the Savannah Regional house of chiefs through the various paramouncies has put in place stragent to curb the cutting down of rosewoods, mining in water bodies among other illegal and environmental unfriendly activities.
She also used the opportunity to educate the general public on some devasting effects of such activities and cautioned individuals who are into such activities to desist from that since the Gonja Traditional Council is on the look out for such deviants to face the law.
Source: yagbonradioonline/Issah Zakaria