- Three Ghanaians petition UN to remove President Akufo-Addo from his position as Co-Chair of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- The three men are Issifu Seidu Kudus Gbeadese, Elikem Kotoko and Stephen Kwabena Attuh
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Three Ghanaian citizens have petitioned the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres tp remove President Nana Akufo-Addo as Co-Chair of the Eminent Group of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The trio are Issifu Seidu Kudus Gbeadese, Elikem Kotoko and Stephen Kwabena Attuh.
In a petitioned dated March 10, 2020, the three Ghanaians prayed the UN Secretary General to remove the President Akufo-Addo from SDGs position because he has lost his relevance and credentials.
According to them, the Ghanaian leader must be removed to indicate to the world the seriousness the United Nations (UN) attach to SDGs.
They also indicatd in their petition how President Akufo- Addo has allegedly louted Goals 6 and 13 of the SDGs.
The petitioners further noted that the actions of the some officials in the Nana Addo administration have resulted in the pollution of water bodies in some parts of the country.
They said the Akufo-Addo government’s dipped efforts in curbing the illegal mining canker were glaring after a journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, conducted an investigation, which cited an appointee of President taking bribes to allow the wanton degradation of water bodies.
They further indicated how water bodies became worse than they were and how the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) shut down some of its plants due to the levels of pollution.
President Nana Akufo-Addo and 16 other influential public figures were named as advocates for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The 17 personalities were drawn from governments, entertainment, academia, sports, business and activist organisations around the world and were tasked to lead a campaign of awareness, inspiring greater ambition, and pushing for faster action on the SDGs, which were adopted by world leaders on 25 September 2015.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that government of Ghana has made available $100 million for the fight against the deadly coronavirus in the country.
President Nana Akufo-Addo said in an address to the nation that he has directed the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to release the Cedi equivalent of $100 million to boast the country’s measures and preparedness against the Covid-19 illness.
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