Is been revealed that climate change has woefully affected the country in both its health and education and thus leading to low academic performance and the outbreak of diseases.
This revelation was made by Prof. Chris Gorden, the director of the institute for environment and sanitation studies at the University of Ghana-Legon during a presentation at the 2nd Ghana Youth Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development (GYCCC-SD) held at the British Council in Accra on Tuesday 22nd August, 2017.
He explained that whenever there is rainstorm that rip-off school buildings, learning activities are usually brought to a halt which affects the performance of the school children in their examinations.
He further explained that health on the other hand has been affected negatively by climate change considering the rampant floods and the unbearable sunshine.
Prof Gorden lamented that, women, children, the aged and the people living with disabilities are the most vulnerable who suffer the consequences these challenges come with.
Notwithstanding, the senior lecturer implored the youth to protest all inhuman activities such as deforestation, indiscriminate bush fires, sand quarrying among others to sustain the environment and contribute to the reduction of the undesirable effects of climate change.
“As youth, you must protest all heartless activities in all forms to save the environment. This is because you are the very people who would face all the repercussions that accompany it’’, he entreated.
The program which commenced yesterday [Tuesday] is expected to end on Thursday August 24, 2017 and is under the theme: Integrating youth into the implementation of Ghana’s nationally determined contributions and sustainable development.
By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe