The Natural Resources Students Association (NARSA) of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, launched its week celebration with a Seminar on the theme “Sustainable Green Economy, the Role of Natural Resources Students”.
The Week launch saw the Director of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Prof. Daniel A. Ofori deliver a presentation as the Keynote Speaker on Green Economy for National Development. In his address, Prof. Ofori noted that green economy among other climate change measures is geared toward supporting sustainable consumption and production. “We need to protect our resources and consume them in a sustainable manner,” he said.
Prof. Ofori further revealed that Ghana has suffered from dramatic forest degradation and deforestation, and has one of the highest costs of environmental degradation in the world. To achieve a sustainable green economy for national development, he was sentimental that all and sundry must join hands to ensure that the government’s commitment to climate change is achieved.
Giving the remarks as the Dean of the School of Natural Resources, Prof. Simon Abugri admonished the students to take the opportunity in the week celebration to deliberate on issues on natural resources for national impact. He urged them to adopt communities and find the best ways to help them overcome climate and natural resources challenges.
Highlighting activities of the Association, the President of NARSA, Mr. Kumordzi William Junior mentioned that the members embark on tree planting exercises and education of students on global warming.
The Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John K. M. Kuwornu was in attendance to grace the opening session. The week celebration will also feature games, dinner and awards at Chesville Hotel.