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“Invest Part Of Oil Money Into Water Research”- CSIR Advocates

Center for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)  is advocating a percentage of the revenue generated from the oil and gas resources to fund water research in the country.

June 14, 2018

Research scientist at the Water Research Institution of  the Center for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Mr Patrick Amankwah is advocating a percentage of the revenue generated from the oil and gas resources to fund water research in the country.

According to him, Ghana risk to losing its surface water resources because of the rate the country’s water bodies are being destroyed for mining and other related activities.

He said this at the Water Africa event which took place on Wednesday June 12th  to Friday, 15th June 2018 at the International Conference Center, Accra.

Center for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)  is advocating a percentage of the revenue generated from the oil and gas resources to fund water research in the country.

According to Mr Amankwah, Ghana risk to losing its surface water resources because of the rate the country’s water bodies are being destroyed for mining and other related activities.

“We have no alternative; even if it is one person and he can guarantee the institution to do comprehensive research and have the whole country marked in terms of where water is what then can we get what, it will also save us cost of repeating every year going to search for because we have to do the research, drain and plot and say that this is the background information” he said.

He added :“Whiles we develop as a nation, we are able to channel our priorities. Water is life. The three Northern Regions live half of the year without rain. The only way they can drink is underground water but we have not research much into it”.

Source: Ben – Dave Nana Osei 

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