Mr. Francis Kwaidoo, Chief Executive Officer of Maximum Growth Africa
The Second National Health, Environment and Safety Conference and Exhibition (CONFEX) will come off this year at the Accra International Conference Centre from Wednesday,May 16 to Saturday, May 19 this year.
It will be on the theme: ‚ÄėA healthy environmental governance framework; a quest for enhanced private sector productivity, job creation, industrial safety and national wellness‚Äô.
The four day event will bring together public, private partners, ministers of state, and over 2000 Senior High School students to pick over 4000 seedlings to be planted in their schools in support of climate change.
The planting of these seedlings are in line with meeting the Millennium Development Goal 7 by 2015 following last month‚Äôs officially launch of the One-Child-One-Tree Project by the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology and Maximum Growth Africa.
Mr. Francis Kwaidoo, Chief Executive Officer of Maximum Growth Africa told The Spectator that the target is to reach 10,000 school children by next year.
‚ÄúFrom the angle of health, sanitation and environment, we are bringing some investors from South Africa who would be building toilet facilities that will help furnish the over 18,000 schools that need them,‚ÄĚ he said.
He said 250 health posts will also be constructed under an access to healthcare project which would become legacy projects for anyone interested in developing.
‚ÄúIt is a legacy project and not a memorial 0ne because anyone who volunteers to build the health posts should be people-centred and have them branded in their own names,‚ÄĚ he said.
He therefore called on stakeholders and industry players to come on board and buy into the idea and if possible ‚Äúadopt schools and invest in the lives of students to help build a new image for the country.‚ÄĚ
Mr. Kwaidoo emphasized that being a middle-income economy, Ghana should be able to develop systems and projects that will increase the capacity of its workforce and therefore the need to have such events.
He said there will be a team from the United States of America ready to offer advice to persons in the area of workforce management at the Conference Centre.
This activity-based project is under the distinguished promotion of the Rev Sam Korankye Ankrah and Partners with the Ministries of Health, Environment Science and Technology, and Employment and Social Welfare and will be chaired by the Vice President, Mr. John Dramani Mahama.