By Morkporkpor Anku, GNA
Amasaman (GAR), Aug. 17, GNA – The
Management of the Environmental Defense Company (EPA) has signed a Memorandum
of Understanding with the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to sponsor the
Very best Environmental Journalist Award for the subsequent a few several years.
The implementation of the sponsorship will
begin at this year’s GJA Awards slated for November 23rd and it is subject
This was built identified at a day’s instruction held
for picked editors, producers, presenters and other media staff.
The instruction was held underneath the theme:
“Demystifying Environmental Difficulties: The Function of the Media Editors.”
And the individuals have been taken via
different matters like Harmful Squander Administration, Environmental High quality
Criteria, Mining, Pesticides Administration, Ozone, Local weather Change, Purely natural
Means and Tree Felling and EPA Acts.
Mr John Pwamang, the Performing Executive
Director of EPA, mentioned the support getting delivered to the GJA was to inspire
journalists to report far more on the natural environment.
He said the Company would interact the leaders
of the GJA on the modalities and details of the aid for the award.
He explained as portion of the guidance, EPA would
also be coaching about 20 student journalists from the Ghana Institute of
Journalism each and every year on environmental difficulties in the region.
Mr Pwamang mentioned the Agency would generate an
open week for journalists every yr to see at 1st hand their pursuits in
terms of implementation and their enforcement pursuits.
He claimed about the several years, the environmental
troubles did not have substantially consideration in the media and this was worrying.
Mr Pwamang stated issues like air pollution of the
h2o bodies, forest depletion, waste management and plastic management among the
many others, did not get more than enough protection in the media.
He mentioned at the moment, the Company has staffing
troubles and expressed the hope that the situation would strengthen, adding that
they required to associate with the media in the effort and hard work to build a lot more awareness on
the defense of the atmosphere.
Mr Affail Monney, the GJA President,
commended the Management of EPA for the help to sponsor the Ideal Setting
He stated as journalists “we have a terrific
accountability to be certain that the atmosphere is guarded and
He mentioned there were competing needs for
point out methods and there was the inclination for other calls for like the ‘One
Village A person Dam’, ‘One Village A person Manufacturing facility, Free of charge Senior Higher College and roadways
among the others to go through.
“Mainly because of the raising need on
the point out methods, there is the inclination to relegate the difficulties of the
environment to the history,” Mr Monney explained.
The GJA President mentioned difficulties of the
ecosystem needed to be introduced to the front rows of the conversations to make certain
an increased recognition creation work.
He claimed the GJA has initiated a project on
sanitation governance in partnership with the federal government, non-public sector and
The Association by yourself, he said, could not do
it and called on the media properties to assistance the 24 months campaign to shield
He called on journalists and media homes to
use their electrical power and influence to make the suitable influence on the natural environment.
Mr Monney claimed commitment is essential to
uplifting the capacity of the media in proficiently reporting on challenges that
have an impact on the culture.
He urged the editors to revitalize their
environmental desks in the several media homes and persuade specialization
adding that “capacity is greater put for qualitative enhancement in