The European Union has participated in the launch of the project “Strengthening sustainable local economic development and social accountability in the Weija-Gbawe Municipality near Accra. The action seeks to establish a vibrant piggery and value-chain - breeding centre, feed mill, pig farms, ultra-modern slaughter house and vending centres to support Small and Medium enterprises that will provide decent employment to the youth, women and persons with disability to contribute to the attainment of some of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Council today adopted a set of conclusions concerning the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which was established in 2015 and comprises a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the horizontal nature of the 2030 Agenda, its implementation requires a cross-policy approach by the EU and its member states. Earlier this year, the Commission published a reflection paper "Towards an ever more sustainable Union by 2030," to which the conclusions are a response.
On 26 and 27 March 2019, Ghana hosted a regional meeting, funded by the European Union, in order to draw attention to the issue of Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear (CBRN) threats and risks. The meeting heard examples of recent CBRN incidents, including the case of a chemical plant in Kansas, USA, where on 20 March 2019 several explosions occurred resulting in uncontrolled fires.
The Restoration of fort Amsterdam for the Activation of Tourism in Ghana "REACTING" project was launched at the Mfantseman Municipality of Cape Coast on 1 April 2019. The European Union is supporting the initiative as part of its priorities to promote local sustainable development and job creation through the expansion of economic activities in an environmentally sustainable manner at the local level.
As part of the joint support to the agricultural sector in Ghana, the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have jointly held the first Agribusiness Fair and Conference in Wa, capital of the Upper West Region of Ghana, 14 - 15 March 2019. It was on the theme "Exploring agribusiness opportunities for investment in Upper West Region.