The GAHP project seeks to map toxic sites in Ghana using a simplified site identification protocol and confirmation via XRF soil sampling tool, lab analysis etc. The data gathered is shared with the EPA and MMDAs of communities investigated.
This data is further developed into an Action Plan where highly polluted sites are prioritized for remediation and clean up.
GAHP started in 2012 with GreenAd, the Ghana EPA and 15 independent Consultants (Site Investigators). There are currently 231 toxic sites in GAHP/TSIP database. Ten (10) Regions and ten (10) districts have been investigated so far. The sites investigated comprise the following: Agricultural lands, Mining/’Galamsey’ sites and communities, ULABs, Industries, Waste dumpsites etc. These sites are overwhelmingly contaminated with Lead and Arsenic.