Dr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, the Western Regional Minister, delivered a warm and enthusiastic welcome to distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen at a crucial workshop centered on the National Green Jobs Strategy.
The workshop, organized by the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, aimed to raise awareness and create opportunities for green jobs at the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assembly (MMDA) levels.
Dr. Darko-Mensah highlighted the importance of the National Green Jobs Strategy, aligning economic growth, environmental preservation, and social inclusivity. He emphasized the need for environmentally conscious job opportunities across various sectors to ensure thoughtful development and new employment avenues.
As the Regional Minister, he expressed his excitement about the immense potential of the strategy for the region, with its abundant natural resources. He encouraged attendees to seize the opportunity to make the region a model of sustainable development and a hub for green job creation.
Dr. Darko-Mensah stressed the workshop's significance in enhancing understanding of the strategy, providing comprehensive insights, and fostering collaborative approaches for effective implementation. He urged active engagement, knowledge sharing, and collective commitment among participants.
He reminded everyone of their collective responsibility in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and how green jobs contribute to economic growth, resource efficiency, social inclusion, and environmental protection. The success of the strategy relies on unwavering commitment and collaboration from all stakeholders.
In closing, Dr. Darko-Mensah extended a warm welcome to all participants, resource personnel, and experts. He hoped the workshop would be productive, and enlightening, and inspire actionable steps toward a more sustainable future through green jobs.