Care International Ghana has inaugurated a Climate Information Center (CIC) to ensure access to weather forecasting and relevant market information to support community livelihood activities.
The CIC, located at Saamini and Tariganga communities in the East Mamprusi and Garu Tempane districts of the Northern and Upper East Regions respectively, formed part of the Care International Ghana?s climate change Adaption Learning Programme (ALP).
Mr Romanus Gyang, Project Manager of ALP of Care International, who inaugurated the centers, said Care International Ghana had increased the capacity of vulnerable households in conservation and agricultural practices.
Mr Gyang said Care International had also supported farmers during the dry season with water pumping machines.
He said, ?Ghana is grappling with the burden of poverty, environmental degradation, inequitable land rights, and heavy reliance on the natural resource base for livelihoods, all of which limit the ability of people and institutions to adapt to climate change.?
He stated that a community-level research conducted by Care International Ghana in the Northern Region showed that climate change was having a significant impact on food and income security of small-scale holder farmers in the Region.
He said many projects and interventions had been rolled out in the areas of education, health, and agriculture with much emphasis on food security in the two districts.
Mr Adam Imoro, the District Chief Executive for East Mamprusi, pledged to support CIC with amount of GHC1000.00 towards the rehabilitation of its office provision of equipment.
He said the CIC would assist farmers in the communities to adjust themselves about when to plant their crops to receive adequate rainfall.
Mr Omoro commended Care International Ghana for the CIC facility and
appealed to members of the beneficiary communities to take good care of the facility so that the efforts of the donors would not be in vain.
Mariayama Abolulai Sheriga, Chief of Saamini, called on government to post more teachers to the community to improve the educational standard of the area.
She said the community had only three teachers, a situation which was not helpful in providing quality education and sustainability to children in the community.