Adaptation Climate Fund Sub Projects Launch in Bongo
| Updated Jul 24, 2018 at 5:48am
Four Adaptation Climate Fund Sub Projects has been launch in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region.
The project which is made up of dry season gardening, Integrated Beekeeping and Environmental Protection IBEP, Fishing and Tree Growing Projects have been launched at the Aliba Community in the Bongo District.
The one year sub projects are climate change adaptation focused.
It is aimed at empowering women to increase household’s incomes and reduce food insecurity in Bongo and its environs.
Four Non-Governmental Organizations NGOS such as META Foundation, LINK Ghana, Rural Education and Agriculture Development International READI and the Community Self Reliance Centre COSREC are implementing each sub projects.
Whilst the Adaptation Fund Project AFP of the United Nations Development Programme UNDP is the implementation of the projects, the Ministry of Environment Science, Technology and Innovation, (MESTI), through the Upper East Regional Directorate of Environmental Protection Agency EPA is in charge of monitoring and supervision of the projects implementation.
During the launching, the Bongo District Chief Executive, Peter Ayamga Ayinbisa, lauded the projects and stated that the District was one of the hardest hit when it comes to climate change.
He expressed confidence that not only will the interventions help empower the communities to adopt to climate change, but will also help contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals of ending hunger, poverty and Climate Change.
The Paramount Chief of the Bongo Traditional area and the Vice President of the Regional House of Chiefs advised the beneficiary communities to embrace the project.
He added that the selected projects for the District had the greatest potentials of wealth creation.
The Programme Manager of META Foundation, David Amozebega, said his outfit which is in charge of the dry season gardening project will build the capacity of the communities to establish seedlings in the areas of tomatoes, pepper and onions and also support them with modernize agricultural practices to conduct farming activities on dry season farming.
He indicated that considering the role of women in food security and household livelihoods interventions, the project have target at least 60% of the beneficiaries to be women and added that the project would consciously work to ensure that the youth and vulnerable groups become an integral part of the project, especially the physically challenged persons.
Story by GBC's Akayeti Emmenuel