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Ghana and South Africa Formalize Exchange of Ideas on Managing Environmental Challenges

Ghana on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with South Africa, to help the country better manage its environment and natural resources in the face of numerous environmental challenges facing Ghana.

The MOU was signed on behalf of Ghana by Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation while Ms Lulu Xingwana, Higher Commissioner of South Africa initialed on behalf of her government.

The MOU would allow the two countries to exchange views and experiences on instruments for environmental protection policy and management, natural resource management, world heritage management as well as strengthening of environmental awareness, by means of environmental education and participation by their citizens.

It would also aid in the exchange of information and technical support related to environmental legislation and policies, environmentally sound technologies and their applications.

Ms Lulu said it was hoped that after the signing of the MOU, a plan of action would be drafted to aid the implementation of the co-operation. She said South Africa had initiated a project with 10 countries of which Ghana was part. She said under the programme, 15 Ghanaian students and 10 Kenyan students would be trained from April 20, in science and technology.

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