The National coordinator of the Ghana Capacity 21 Programme, Mr. S. 0. Saaka apologized on behalf of the Chief Director of the Ministry for Environment Science and Technology for his inability to be at the workshop due to other equally important engagements. He said, it has been about a year since PEF began planning for this workshop and the UNDP/Ghana Capacity 21 Programme assisted in organizing their focal persons in the various districts to be part of this workshop. He lauded PEF's efforts in going beyond Accra and Kumasi and to the remote parts of the country to draw participants for this workshop.
The UN\JDP/Ghana Capacity 21 Programme has been established to encourage the national efforts in the pursuit of sustaining development initiatives and it is aimed at strengthening the capacities of institutions involved in the environmental management and development planning at the district, regional and national levels.