Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Water Bodies Destroyed By Illegal Miners As Ghana Marks World Water Day

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The world marks World Water Day on Wednesday, March 22 to tackle water crises resulting from horrible practices.

The annual event which is celebrated on March 22 focuses on the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene in developing countries as well as developed ones.

Though the event is supposed to promote clean water for people, it's a sad day today to find several of Ghana's water bodies contaminated particular by the activities of illegal mining operators.

Peace FM's Correspondent, Sally Ngissah took a trip to Sekyere Hemang at Elmina District in the Central Region to make some studies on the nature of the water bodies in the vicinity.

She reports that due to the activities of small-scale illegal mining (galamsey), the water bodies at Sekyere Hemang have turned yellowish and destroyed by the galamseyers.

Speaking with the Regional Production Manager of the Ghana Water Company in Cape Coast, Mr. John Eric Kwofie; she noted that the company is unable to tap water from the water bodies to supply communities in the Region.

"This has resulted in more cost for the company," he stressed.

Below are some disturbing images of the water bodies in the Central Region, specifically Sekyere Hemang:

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