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Posted by Business in Ghana on December 16, 2011

By Joshua Awuku-Apaw, Executive Director, Earth Service,

The Weija Dam, perhaps the second largest water reservoir in the country after the Volta reservoir is on its way to extinction. According to experts, the rate at which encroachment and pollution are taking over the lake, in less than 10 years the lake will belong to history and can only be compared to the infamous korle lagoon in Accra.

The dam was constructed in 1978 (construction began in 1974) by an Italian company, Messrs Tahi. It is said to be the second urban water system to be constructed in Ghana, after the Birimso in Cape Coast. The lake is formed over the Densu River in the Ga South Municipality travelling a distance of about 116 kilometres from the Atiwa mountains where it takes its source. The river traverses through three regions: Eastern, Central and Greater Accra where it enters the sea at Bortianor in the Ga Municipality. The Weija lake covers an area of about 9,000 sq. hectares and serves over 2.5 million people in Accra East and Accra West. It has many communities and villages surrounding it. There are islands in it as well. Read the rest of this entry »

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Goodbye Koforidua, ‘Au Revoir’ Boti Falls

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 27, 2008

Whether you come by the Nsawam-Suhum road or through the Akuapim hills, as a first time visitor to Koforidua, the amazing sight of Obuotabiri Mountain (the rock of Tabiri) greets you, and in seconds as you enter the city by car, you see streetlights and the beautiful dual carriage that ushers you into this beautiful city.  Located at the confluence of the basins of the Densu and the Pawn-pawn in the New Juaben traditional, Koforidua lies between latitudes 6o and 7o North and between longitudes 1o30’ West and 0o30’ East. The youth affectionately call it ‘Koftown’ and it is shortened K’dua for the loveliness of its name. The city prides itself among cities of equal in Southern Ghana and as such, its residents are proud of announcing themselves as coming from Koftown.

By Carly Ahiable

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