Madam Ekua Ansah Eshun, Executive Coordinator of Advocate and Trainers for Women’s Welfare, Advancement and Rights (ATWWAR), a Takoradi based NGO seeking the welfare of women and children, has called for public education on the adverse effects of climate change on the continent.
This, she noted, would enable Ghanaians, especially women have full understanding of the changes in the environment and be better placed to offer meaningful suggestions on how it could be averted as it has effect on our health and socio-economic activities.
Madam Ansah-Eshun made the call at a day’s workshop on Climate Change organized by ABANTU in collaboration with ATWWAR with support from ActionAid Ghana for female workers in Takoradi.
She advised against building superstition around the climate change and rather delve into the causes and come up with possible solutions to them.
Madam Ansah-Eshun, therefore, called on women to rise up from their slumber and speak against the situation as it largely affected their activities.
The Women’s advocate stressed the need for women to know about the International Protocol on the United Nations Framework Convention on the Climate Change, so as to enable them speak against pollution of the environment due to industrialization, to ensure their security.
Madam Ansah-Eshun noted that the advanced countries where heavy industrialization take place are the worst offenders of climatic pollution and therefore, in seeking justice it was prudent for them to find solution to the problem, but not until the participation of women in the struggle is recognised.
For the entire world to experience sound atmosphere, she suggested that the developed countries adopt the use of solar power instead of the nuclear power presently being used.
The participants called on governments to take positive steps by coming out with concrete solutions to the problem in order to step up production to promote the socio-economic growth.