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Regulate fish-farming near potable water intakes of Volta Lake – Engineer

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Mr Emmanuel Johnson, Volta Regional Engineer of the Ghana Water Company (GWC), has called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate fish farming activities along the potable water processing plants of the Volta Lake.

He said this when speaking at a durbar to mark the extension of potable water to Kpeve-Tornu, located along the Volta Lake in the South-Dayi District of the Volta Region.

MTN Ghana Foundation and Plan-Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization, jointly sponsored the GH¢95, 590.95 project, which involved the construction of a 3.5 kilometer pipeline from the Kpeve Head Works to the community.

Mr Johnson said the current free-range activities of fish farmers on the lake, approaching the intake of the Kpeve Head works posed some challenges to the water treatment process.

He said intake of the Kpeve Head Works, which supplies water to Ho and Peki, however remained pollutant free.

Mr Malcolm Frazier Appeadu, Portfolio Advisor-Economic Empowerment, MTN Ghana Foundation, advised the people of Kpeve-Tornu to use the water wisely and avoid going to the untreated waters of the nearby rivers.

Source: GNA

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