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Scientists Warn of Water Crisis in Ghana

Scientists at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research have warned of imminent water shortage in the near future as a result of changing weather patterns.

According to them, the volume of water across the West Africa sub-region has dropped by 30 percent, attributing the challenge to climate change patterns and human factors such as farming and illegal mining along river bodies, among others.

Dr Joseph Addo Ampofo, Director od CSIR-Water Research Institute, expressed concern Monday in Accra during in house review seminars of CSIR Water Research Institute 2016.

"We are facing challenges with our water bodies principally because there is climate change," Dr Addo Ampofo said.

According to him, Ghana is experiencing dry periods than before, adding that Ghana's originally 70 percent water cover has seen 30 percent reduction over the last 30 years.

He cautioned that most of the country's water bodies may dry up in the coming years.

Francisco Anzola

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