President of International Scout and Guild Fellowship- Ghana(ISGF), Mr. Prosper Bani has charged political parties to make a commitment and actively engage in responding to the threat of climate change on the environment, and include how they intend to address it in their manifestos.
He also called on government and non- governmental organisations to include in an integrated way climate change management in their development and social programmes by increasing advocacy in social organisations.
Speaking at the 66th Founder’s day anniversary of the ISGF- Ghana in Accra, he asked Ghanaians to change their attitude towards the environment to enable the threat of climate change to improve.
According to him, until the peoples’ attitude changes the climate conditions currently witnessed in the country may not improve.
“Our attitude of denial must change to one of accepting the reality. As a generation we shall be committing a serious crime if we do not act today and change our attitude towards the environment’
‘The young ones must be thought in schools, government must mobilise the power of the state to ensure compliance and legislative processes must be put in place to address global wary and climate change” he stated.
The former Chief of Staff under President John Mahama’s administration, hinted that the World Committee had dedicated this year’s Founder’s day to increase awareness on the dangerous and real fears of the impact of global warming and its associated climate change.
He described the climate change increasing impact on the environment as a security threat.
Mr. Bani reiterated NSGF- Ghana’s commitment to working with any institution to contribute to programmes aimed at advocacy and voluntary activities to prevent the threat and also support recovery of the effects of climate change at the community level.