Seashore Depletion; A Threat To Development

Seashore Depletion; A Threat To Development

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Ghana is slowly but steadily losing its land size as a result of the erosion of the land by the sea. Although scientific evidence to prove the length of Ghana is hard to come by, records show that Ghana was approximately 880km in length as at 2016. Some fishermen who ply their trade at the coastal belt can confirm that the land size has reduced reasonably. The fishermen told the news team that they normally place a pole at the shore to check the level of the sea. But for some time now, the pole is almost inundated indicating the reduction of the land size.

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Successive governments have been investing in Ghana’s shoreline over the years. For instance the Keta sea defense was undertaken by the Kufour’s administration and the Ada sea defense by the mahama’s administration. However these interventions are not sufficient to cover the entire coastal belt.

This disturbing situation could lead to the displacement of people living along the coast and also affect the berthing of ships at the ports. Again, Ghana losing its territorial space to international waters could lead to the major loss of resources such as the oil field and national revenue.

 

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  1. Kodwo Jonas Anson Boateng

    Interesting story. There is need for thorough scientific geological study on this issue.

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