White Volta


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White Volta

a river in W Africa, rising in N Burkina-Faso flowing southwest and south to join the Black Volta in central Ghana and form the Volta River. Length: about 885 km (550 miles)
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The peoples and states to the north of these rivers as well as those of the Black and White Volta basins were, by and large, still northern-orientated and still maintained strong commercial contacts especially with the Hausa states and Bornu to the northeast.
The White Volta River is shared by Yapei, Katanga, Leseini-Pei and other communities in the Central Gonja District.
These communities (communities that are located along the banks of the White Volta River) especially Yapei, Katanga and Leseini-Pei suffer from heavy floods, often with devastating impacts in the project area.
As a result of poor environmental management resulting from excessive wood cutting, uncontrolled bush burning, sand winning and unsustainable agricultural practices along the White Volta basin, every year the communities lying within the basin suffer from flooding and excessive temperatures.
To raise the awareness on climate change among local civil society and to restore and improve the stock of tree vegetation along the fringe lands of the White Volta River Basin in Mamprugu Moaduri District.
Project Description: Building Local capacities and incentives for increased community investment in sustainable woodland management within the degraded areas of the White Volta Ecosystem in the North Gonja.
The White Volta Basin Ecosystem provides the people of North Gonja District with a wide range of services.
The Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam (PMD) is proposed to be built along the White Volta River in the Upper East and Northern Regions about 15km East of Pwalugu bridge on the main Tamale-Bolgatanga road.
The Project area is located on the White Volta River about 15km East of Pwalugu bridge on the main Tamale-Bolgatanga road.
Upper East Regional Minister Mark Woyongo has announced that the government has planned to build a multi-purpose dam on the White Volta at Pwalugu in the Upper East Region to harvest the spillage of Bagre and Koupela dams in Burkina Faso to curb the periodic devastation due to the spillage of the dams.
He said this at the 2nd General meeting of the White Volta Basin Trans-boundary Committee on Integrated Water Resources Management held at Tenkodogo in Burkina Faso.