NGO encourages the adoption of clean cooking stoves

Fumesua, The Ghana Alliance for Clean Cook-stove (GHACCO), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), is partnering the Ejisu Municipal Assembly to promote access to clean and affordable cooking stoves for households and institutions.

This is being done under the ‘Voice for Change (V4C)’ Partnership Programme, which aligned with the agenda to addressing the changing climatic conditions through reduction in household air pollution to enhance the environment and health of the people.

It is our vision to strengthen and open up opportunities for local actors working in the clean cooking technology and fuel industry as the programme is rolled out, Mr. Michael Kwaku, Ashanti Regional Deputy Coordinator of the Alliance, noted.

He was addressing a media and stakeholders’ sensitization meeting at Fumesua in the Ejisu Municipality, to brief participants on the objectives of the programme.

The programme, which ends in 2020, is being implemented with support from the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) and International Food and Policy Research Institute, Denmark.

It is to support the government achieve its renewable energy objectives and climate change policies.

This would help reduce to the barest minimum the indiscriminate felling of trees with its attendant consequences on the environment.

Mr. Kwaku said the Alliance was committed to promoting partnerships among members and other actors to ensure synergy in stimulating actions and policies that contributed to a vibrant clean cook-stove industry and sustainable utilisation of biomass.

They were determined to increase the political will for the promotion of clean energy issues within the medium-term development plans of the Municipality.

GHACCO, he said, was implementing the energy component of the ‘V4C’ programme in Greater Accra, Volta and Ashanti Regions to help reduce green-house gas emissions by increasing access to clean cooking and heating.

Source: Ghana News Agency