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Solidaridad launches plan for sustainable development

BY: Yakubu Abdul-Jalil
Mr Nico Roozen

Solodaridad, a global civil society organisation (CSO), has launched a strategic plan to promote sustainable development by 2020.

Christened “Ambition 2020,” the project will be based on robust infrastructure, good practices and landscape management and enabling policy.

It will also be geared towards addressing global challenges in agricultural supply chain, food security and livelihood of the vulnerable in society.

Launching the project at Senchi, near Akosombo, on Tuesday, the Founder and the Executive Director of the organisation, Mr Nico Roozen, said the world needed an innovative environment to address its population challenges.

“To that effect, Solidaridad, with support form other non-governmental organisations, has put up measures to address these challenges in the next five years,” he said.

Describing the global economy as unsustainable, Mr Rozeen said with an expected world population of 10 billion people by 2050 “our planet, our businesses and even basic food security are at risk.”

“We will have to produce more with less and ensure that it’s done in a way that is good for the people and the environment, now and in the future,” he added.

He, therefore, underscored the need for stakeholders to adopt new approaches in addressing global socio-economic development challenges, particularly those related to agriculture and mining.

Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Mr Seth Tekpe, lauded the organisation for its contribution towards attaining -sustainable development by 2020.

According to him, most of these organisations that have the support of development partners have contributed much to the socio-economic development in Ghana.