The Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) has highlighted the achievements made in curbing the spate of accidents on the Volta Lake, saying, about 21,000 tree stumps have been removed from 2018 through to 2020.

According to the Authority, they have put in more effort that has led them to arrive at such milestone of removing the various tree stumps from the Volta Lake.

Ghana in the past years has recorded series of accidents on the Volta Lake, claiming many lives with majority of these accidents being caused by tree stumps.

Government through the GMA, in collaboration with other stakeholders set out to find lasting solution to the numerous accidents and one of the decisions taken was to remove all tree stumps from the lake.

Sharing their success story at the Information Ministry's meet the press series held in Accra, the Director General of the Authority, Thomas K Alonsi noted that, the removal of the stumps was in the right direction as they have been a cause of worry for the people who ply the Volta Lake.

He said, apart from bringing safety on the lake, the removal of the tree stumps has also help in increasing economic activities as well.

By Samuel Gyasi