Ghanaians observe light up campaign over SDGs

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The streets of James town in Accra, on the eve of September 24, turned into huge sight of public attraction   when ‘light the way to a better world’ campaign hit the road to usher Ghana into a new era of hope as it migrates from MDGs to the much awaited Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) expected to end poverty, inequality and climate change in the world.

The symbolic event, which took a centre stage at the Lighthouse Square near James Town, attracted thousands of youth.

The scenery night event kick started with burning of candles and later graduated  into burning of woods interspersed with music, dancing and jubilation to climax the ‘light up’ campaign in demand for action from world leaders to light the way for a better world in their decision-making processes as the world  crosses over to the SDGs.

Following the lighting activities, various leaders of civil society groups took turns to sensitize the community people in a local language, explaining the significance of the day in marking, why the need for SDGs, as well as the meaning of the goals and the essence of action 2015 campaign.

The event dubbed ‘light the way for a better world’ is an initiative of the Global Action 2015 campaign back by leading world campaigners like Desmond Tutu, Malala Yousafzai and Pope Francis, calling on governments to commit to the new Sustainable Development Goals and the tackle the most urgent issues of our time- poverty, inequality and climate change.

It was organized by The Purim African Youth Development Platform(PAYD), an NGO, with support from  Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), Global Call to Action Against Poverty(GCAP), Alliance for Development(AFD), the Abibiman Foundation,the Community and Family Aid Foundation (CAFAF) , the 350 Ghana Reducing Our Carbon(350 G-ROC) amongst others.

By Joseph Komla Wemakor|Jamestown, Accra|Ghana

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