Friday , September 18 2020

IMPORTATION OF SALT DOES NOT FAVOR LOCAL SALT PRODUCERS – AARON LARWEH HUSHIE

Ada songor  Lagoon now, the lagoon seawater intake project which is a major investment project that should be facilitated by gov’t, now it has not been done for 30 years.

He pleaded with the government to get them a ‘permanent lagoon seawater intake system’, as a step to reducing their production cost.

According to Aaron Laweh Hushie, the Ada Songor lagoon depends on brine in the lagoon for salt production in commercial quantities.

Originally before the construction of the Akosombo dam, the lagoon was fed by brine in the Volta estuaries and the Volta River.

He noted that when the dam was constructed, the natural hydrological system was disrupted, hence the need for government to ensure the seawater intake project materialize.

Some artisanal salt winners are lamenting about salt importation into the country, a situation they say is threatening their livelihood. Leader of the Ada Songor Salt Cooperative, Aaron Larweh Hushie said the excessive importation does not favor the local salt producers in the country

BY:Evans Gyekye|DIKODER.COM|D FM

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