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Fishing activities in Keta Lagoon temporarily banned over high water level



The Keta Municipal Security Council has put a temporary ban on fishing activities in the area.

This directive is a result of the high water levels following the opening of the flood control gate at the Havedzi-Kedzi estuary to allow the Keta Lagoon to flow into the sea.

The Keta Lagoon recently broke its boundaries due to the ongoing spillage of the Akosombo Dam.

The Municipal Chief Executive of Keta, Emmanuel Gemegah, said that the step to stop fisherfolk from fishing is to protect their lives.

“The spillage of the Akosombo Dam ends up in the Keta Lagoon because where it will have to pass through into the sea has been affected and therefore raised the water level. Apart from the River Volta, we also have other water bodies in addition to rainfall and so there is high pressure in the Keta Lagoon, and we feel if we should allow anybody to get close, we may lose lives and properties.”

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