Isles ministries urged to address Climate Change challenges

01Jul 2016
David Kisanga
Zanzibar
The Guardian
Isles ministries urged to address Climate Change challenges

ZANZIBAR ministries have been urged to establish special departments in their respectively areas that will address Climate Change issues.

The view of Zanzibar

Addressing employees from various ministries in a three-day training on climate change, University of Dar es Salaam specialist Abdallah Issa said in response to the increasing pace of climate change, institutions must play a vital role in educating the community on the phenomenon.

Issa asserted that the training was aimed at creating awareness on environment conservation aimed at avoiding unwanted disasters that are increasing significantly due to human activities.

“The public has the responsibility of supporting the government's efforts in tackling Climate Change through their institutions for the purpose of avoiding possible side effects,” he said.

Closing the training, an officer from the Land, Water, Energy and Environment ministry, Juma Bakari Alawi, said Zanzibar was likely to be affected by Climate Change if stern measures were not taken to address the matter.

He called on employees to use the knowledge they obtained from the training to create awareness to the public on the effects of Climate Change.

The three-day training that brought together employees from different ministries was aimed at creating awareness on Climate Change issues.