- Ghanaian-based Geographer has waned of an imminent drought in Ghana.
- The drought are expected to be experienced in the next few months or years due to the lack of rain.
- The shortage of water is feared to have begun affecting residents in the Eastern Region
Ghana is to expect an imminent drought in the coming months and years, predictions by the Chief Executive Officer of the Development Geo-Information Service (DeGEOSERV), Professor Emmanuel Amamoo-Otchere has revealed.
According to the geographer, the changing climate around the world is bound to have a negative impact on the Ghanaian climate and water supply system thus admonishing Ghana to be well prepared for the worst.
Formerly what will remain in the soil as soil moisture is reducing also because of over harvesting through borehole and so on, so the water bodies are constantly under attack. And now that we are going into a period where rainfall is not going to be constant it will mean that whatever that comes from time to time returns into the atmosphere and very little is left by way of balancing the soil…so if that is the case it is not surprising that we have the drought,” the geographer explained.
The warning by the geographer follows recent shortage of water in the Eastern Region which has seen government through the Ministry of Water Works and Housing and other agencies deploy water tankers for the supply of water to the over six communities affected