Black Volta


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Black Volta

a river in W Africa, rising in SW Burkina-Faso and flowing northeast, then south into Lake Volta: forms part of the border of Ghana with Burkina-Faso and with the Ivory Coast. Length: about 800 km (500 miles)
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Anxiety is building in Ghana as Burkina Faso attempts to industrialize by building hydropower dams within the basin, especially as Ghana completes its plans for a dam intended at Bui Gorge on the Black Volta.
Direct discharge of slimes and effluents into Black Volta, results in siltation of this water body of international significance.
Solid waste (food packaging materials, plastic bags, paper, textile, leather, rubber, and carpets) are common in the Black Volta Basin which has remain a threat to the environment.
Description : This project therefore seeks to map out the socioeconomic and ecological status of the communities and biodiversity within the ear-marked project area within the Black Volta Basin of Ghana.
Similarly, the adaptive capacity of the communities within the Black Volta basin is the lowest within the northern savannah zone due to low socioeconomic development and heavy dependence of local economies and livelihoods on rain-fed systems such as agriculture and forestry.