Effort to Reduce Algal Bloom in the Densu River

RUPFA meets with leaders and fishermen in Agbozome in the Ga West Municipality to deliberate on how to fight algae growth in the Densu River.

Agbozome is a peri-urban community within the Ga West Municipality.  The community depends largely on agriculture and fish farming as their main source of income.  Recently, a delegation from the Environmental Protection Division of RUPFA, paid a working visit to the community in addition to other neighbouring communities in the municipality including Tomefa, Weija, Joma and Manhiam. 

The team’s interactions with the fishermen revealed some challenges affecting the fishing business in Agbozome.  According to the fishermen, the high growth in algae in the Densu River was crippling the fishing business in the community and depriving members of their main source of livelihood.  

They, however, appealed to RUPFA to assist the community in fighting the spread of algae on the surface of the Densu River.  

RUPFA’s visit to Agbozome was the second of its kind to build relations with members and leaders of the community in an attempt to curb algae growth in the Densu River.