October 22, 2019

Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Alima Mahama has called for inclusion of planning institutions in the climate change agenda at the end of a three day Africa climate chance summit in Accra.

According to the sector Minister, there should be more to resolution four as presented at the end of the conference, which talked about national determined contribution on climate change to go through local government associations.

“I think it should be more inclusive than that, in our respective countries we have institutions responsible for planning and they do give planning directions to the local planning authorities, NALAG cannot give instructions directly but has to collaborate with the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC)”.

She promised that the ten point resolution reached after the Accra conference would be presented to President Nana Akuffo-Addo and shared among the Minister for Planning, Environment Science and Technology, who is on the fore front for climate change.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com