byDaniel Kweitsu obloni via web
This advocacy video shows the damaging impacts of illegal mining on safe drinking water in Kyebi (one of the 40 communities fringing the Atewa Forest Reserve). The Birim river which flows from the forest reserve is heavily polluted by illegal mining operations. The Kyebi township has no water because Ghana Water Company is unable to treat the polluted water for consumption. Any form of mining including the desire of government to mine bauxite within the forest reserve will affect the water provisioning functions of the forest and further exacerbate the challenge of water availability in the future. The video aims at promoting the need to conserve the Atewa Forest Reserve for Water as part of the Living Water from the Mountain project.