Due to a rapid population growth, most Ghanaian cities are struggling to meet rising water demands in the context of human pressures and climate change.
It is due to this phenomenon that the CRS has embarked on an exercise to plant a total of 4000 seedlings at Dalun in the Kumbungu District and Kuduozayele in Savelugu District of the Northern region.
Reports has it that, many of the sub-basins that feed the Water Supply System are severely degraded and water supply is compromised by indiscriminate sand and gold mining activities and land degradation.
CRS commitment to improving management of the Nawuni Sub-Catchment
In line with the Goal Area 3 of CRS vision 2030 strategy, CRS is committed to ensuring all People Achieve Dignified and Resilient Livelihoods in Flourishing Landscapes.
This is also in line with policy action in the National Water Policy that seeks to promote the protection and conservation of water resources using cleaner and efficient technologies, effective waste management and sound land management and agricultural practices.
This was disclosed in a release copied to FiilaNews in commemoration of the green Ghana day in Tamale.
To ensure a sustainable stream of investment for source water protection and improved catchment management, Water Resources Commission and key stakeholders (CONIWAS, GWCL and the Northern Regional Coordinating Council) with support from CRS are working to establish a Water Fund to ensure sustainable stream of funding and financing for Watershed Investment Programs in river basins for source water protection and watershed management.
This is in line with policy action in the National Water Policy that seeks to promote the protection and conservation of water resources using cleaner and efficient technologies, effective waste management and sound land management and agricultural practices.
In a ceremony to mark the day, the regent of Dalun, Naa Adam Mahama commended CRS and its partners for the enormous contribution to protect our water sources.
He promised his support to the project for the development the area.