By Zainab Kanu
The Interim Chairman of the Africa Network of Environmental Journalists (ANEJ-SL), Mr. Harold Williams, has said that the country is in need for Journalists to join the fight against climate change in both the country and West Africa at large.
In an exclusive interview with AYV, he revealed that in Sierra Leone a combination of Journalists have come together to form one network to work with ANEJ to help address the issues of climate change.
He said this was very welcome because in other parts of the world, it is the media that has been in the forefront in the fight against environmental degradation and climate change.
He also noted that in this country the media has not shown a lot of interest in climate change issues. He explained that climate change is not only about disaster, but it is also a human right issue because climate change also causes ill health in human beings while the degradation of the environment also seriously affects human beings.
Mr. Williams also stated they will be conducting periodic training sessions for Journalists who are inclined to report on climate change issues.
He appealed to Journalists to join the network in order to unite in the fight against what he referred to as the scourge that affects all living and non living things.