The Ghanaian media have been called upon to intensify the education on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its purpose, hence its implementations.
The call was made by the Ghana Civil Society Organizations Platform on the Sustainable Development Goals during a press briefing in Accra to celebrate the Global Week of Action under the theme, “We Stand Together for a Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World.”
Speaking to the press, the National Coordinator of the Ghana CSO Platform on SDGs, Madam Ugonna Ukaigwe was of the view that, though it is a little over eleven (11) years, more needs to be done for the full realization of all the seventeen (17) goals, noting that, about 60% of Ghanaians are not privy to the SDGs not to talk of the knowledge on these goals, hence its realization and implementation.
Therefore made a passionate appeal and call to the media to sentisize the Ghanaian populace on the importance of the Sustainable Goals and its impact on their daily lives.
Sharing the success story of Korea, the Deputy Country Director of the Korea International Cooperation Agency Ghana, Ms. Jeong Yi Choi, revealed that, her instituion as a premier development Agency of the Republic of Korea have mainstreamed the SDGs into their international development cooperation through their global Mid-Term Sectoral Strategy 2016-2020 with the vision of contributing to the global co-prosperity of humanity and global peace and the SDGs realization.
Stating that, the organization have incorporated the SDGs into their aid programs by taking into account the development goals and needs of their partner countries that, they tailor the needed interventions to address the prevailing challenges in those countries.
Therefore, used the ocassion to outline some of the flagship projects presently being implemented in Ghana which includes the SDGs no Poverty and zero hunger project, the KOICA Ghana office in partnership with the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations and Department of Cooperative capacity building of Farmer based Cooperative and organizations in the Northern , Upper East and Upper West Regions with a budget $6.18 million Project.