Forest Destruction Could Force Ghana to Import Water

Destruction of the country's forest belt by illegal miners could force Ghana to import water from it neighbours in the near future, Deputy Chief of Staff Johnny Osei Kofi has said.

He made the comments at the launch of the 5th Forestry Week and Greening Ghana Day in Accra last week under the theme ‘Forests and Water for Sustaining Lives and Livelihoods.'

According to the deputy chief of staff, if nothing is done about the indiscriminate distraction of Ghana's forest, water bodies may dry up which will lead to water shortage.

“We must do something or we will be importing drinking water,” he said, adding “If care is not taken, we will be importing water in the next five years; or we will have to go the expensive way of using sea water,” he said.

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Adam Vowles

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