SOKOBAN WOOD VILLAGE SET TO BENEFIT FROM AIR POLLUTION PROGRAMME.

A section of participants at the Community Engagement programme
Mr. Hamza Bawa Mahama addressing the durbar
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SOKOBAN WOOD VILLAGE SET TO BENEFIT FROM AIR POLLUTION PROGRAMME.

Sokoban Wood Village, the largest wood hub at Sokoban suburb of Kumasi, has been chosen by the People's Dialogue on Human Settlement, a non-governmental organization (NGO) with finding from Clean Air Fund to address air pollution challenge.

Activities such as timber operations, charcoal production, and scrap metal processing commonly seen at the Sokoban Wood Village have been identified as major contributors to air pollution in the area. 

Old Fadama in Accra and Tema New Town which have also been identified as area of high levels of air pollution are part of piloted air pollution programme being implemented by People’s Dialogue on Human Settlement.

Environmental protection experts say high levels of air pollution have severe impacts on the health and wellbeing of residents hence the need to devise measures to reduce its impact.

 As part of its committed drive to reduce the dangers of air pollution, People's Dialogue on Settlement organized a community engagement durbar on Wednesday May 22, 2024 at Sokoban to introduce an air pollution programme aimed at reducing the harmful effects of air pollution in the community to stakeholders.

The community engagement durbar was attended by traditional leaders, assembly member, unit committee members, timber merchants, traders, youth, women's and students.

During the event, representatives from People's Dialogue and the Clean Air Fund stressed on the dangers of air pollution and the need for collective effort to minimize its harmful effects.