Ghana

Ghana, situated by the Gulf of Guinea is bordering Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Togo. It has a tropical climate; warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north.  Ghana is very rich in natural resources, especially gold, timber, industrial diamonds and cocoa beans. Within its boundaries, the world’s largest artificial lake (Lake Volta) is situated.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Recurrent drought in north severely affects agricultural activities
  • Water pollution
  • Inadequate supplies of potable water
  • Deforestation, overgrazing, soil erosion

Contact GWP Ghana

Pr. Nii Boi Ayibotele, Chair ayibotele@yahoo.com

More Information

AQUASTAT -FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/main/index.stm

UN-Water Statistics http://www.unwater.org/statistics_KWIP.html


Source: www.cia.gov; http://data.worldbank.org; www.unwater.org

Posted: 2012-07-26


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