There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to...
There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to help mitigate the impact particularly during the dry season.
Experts have warned that,given the rate of pollution and destruction of water bodies in the country through anthropogenic activities,Ghana may import water in the few coming decades if holistic measures not put in place to address the menace .
Management of Ghana Water Company Limited in a statement Friday said the dry season is affecting water supply in the country.
“We are sorry to inform the consuming public that, the situation has led to intermittent water supply in most Cities and Towns in the country”.
The statement added that “Management of GWCL is very much concerned about the serious impact of the water situation in the Country and wish to assure the public that, the company is working assiduously to undertake the necessary steps aimed at improving the water delivery in the Country”.“To help the company through this critical period, consumers are advised to strictly observe the following water conservation measures”.The statement added.
The Ghana Water Company Limited, the State water supplier has been struggling over the years to get quality raw water for treatment for public consumption due to high turbidity levels as a result of heavy pollution particularly by illegal miners.
Apart from this ,many river bodies across the country are drying up with combine effect of climate change and lack of protection from farming activities along river banks.
This and many other reasons forming the basis of justification to opposition of government plan to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve which is headwater for three major river bodies in Ghana,namely Ayensu,Densu and Birim by environmentalists in Ghana.Millions of Ghanaians depend on these river bodies for consumption and agricultural activities. Mining in the forest will obviously impact negatively on these river bodies.
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