Ghana water need vs construction needs leading to water shortages in Ghana

The continued degradation and siltation of the White Volta as a result of sand winning activities at Nawuni in the Kumbungu District will soon leave Tamale and its environs without water.

This was made known by Mr Steven Ndebugri, Northern Regional Chief Manager of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), who added that the increased sand winning activities upstream of the river through the use of excavators had left it dwindled in size, and it contained a lot of dissolved particles, which meant high cost of producing water as more chemicals are being used to treat the polluted water.

Mr Ndebugri gave the warning when members of the Northern Regional Security Council, led by the Regional Minister, visited Nawuni to observe the damage being caused to the river as a result of sand winning activities in the area.

The GWCL draws water from the White Volta at Nawuni for treatment to serve the Tamale Metropolis, Savelugu/Nanton Municipality, Kumbungu, and Tolon Districts.