We are honoured to be Ghana’s youth delegates to the COP26 - expected to be the most important event on global climate action this decade. Today (Friday) - a day reserved for the youth we are joining the global call for endorsement of the COP Declaration on Children, Youth and Climate Action and a stronger engagement of the youth in climate action.
With the interminable debate of creating sustainable employment for young people through agriculture, it has become imperative for government to prioritize job creation as the unemployment situation in Ghana increases at a disturbing rate. The 2021 Ghana Economic Forum held on October 19, 2021, in Accra discussed extensively agribusiness opportunities as a key to bridging the unemployment gap for the youth. The concern is how the government can stir up the enthusiasm of the now “sophisticated” youth to embrace and make a living from what has over the years appeared like a “hopeless” venture to operate.
How did it happen that Atta Kwami, one of, if not, the most famous Ghanaian artist has died, been buried and been celebrated around the world and there hasn’t been a word about his passing in the Ghanaian media?
National Statement By The President Of The Republic Of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, at The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference(COP 26), In Glasgow, Scotland, On Tuesday, 2 Nd November 2021.
On October 24, 1980, I turned up with my mother as a nervous 12-year-old in my crisp white shirt and khaki trousers at the Opoku Ware School to begin my secondary education, my trunk and ‘chopbox’ in tow.
The two weeks of talks in Glasgow, Scotland, one of the United Kingdom’s most sustainable cities, is a rare chance for world leaders and thousands of attendees to get together to tackle climate change.