Climate Change & Energy
Water Resources Management getting difficult -Commission worries
Source: ghenvironment.com - March 22, 2023
The Water Resources Commission has bemoaned difficulties in management of water resource in Ghana owing to negative human activities.
This worrying situation came to light at the World Water Day commemoration in the Ashaiman Municipality on the theme "accelerating change' echoes the need to accelerate change through partnership and Cooperation.
World Water Day was instituted in December 1993, to raise awareness of the millions of people living without safe water, and the maiden edition celebrated in Brazil.
This year's commemoration organized by the Rural Water Development Programme Ghana, RWDP, in Ashaiman was graced with a brief downpour before commencement of the programme.
A principal Monitoring Officer at the Water Resources Commission, Eric Muala, delivering his address said, the galamsey menace and improper agricultural practices are destroying water bodies to the extent that, managing water is increasingly getting difficult.
This negative trend he said can be reversed by putting in place mechanisms to tackle the problem.
Whilst called for laid down scientific procedures of discharging waste from mining activities, Mr. Muala also advocates continues education for farmers to be abreast with where and how to apply chemicals in their farms to avoid contaminating water bodies which has dire consequences on human life.
The CEO of Rural Water Development Programme Ghana, RWDP, Bishop Nathaniel Adams, took his turn to express satisfaction at the important role the organization played in eradicating guinea worm in Ghana which was the objective of its established.
Public Relations Officer of the Tema Regional Ghana Water Company Limited, Sampson Ampah,delivering the keynote speech on behalf of the Regional Chief Manager bemoaned how the company spends whooping amounts to purchase chemicals to treat water, the cost of which is passed on to the final consumer.
He urged Ghanaians to be judicious in the use of water to avoid wastage of the important commodity.
File photo ( Polluted dam)