Hundreds of dead fish found floating in a lake in Bongouanou, Cote d’Ivoire, Africa
Hundreds of dead fish floating on the surface of the lake Kaby located opposite the main market Bongouanou, sowing psychosis among the local population.
Residents fear indeed a pollution of the lake could cause an interruption in the supply of drinking water by the water distribution company in Côte d’Ivoire (SODECI).
The manager SODECI to Bongouanou, Felix Doh, admits poisoning of fish.
“Each year, after the first rain, a turnover of water causes the waste dumped by the people in the gutters that cause oxygen deficiency in the lake, causing the death carp, a very fragile fish species” he says.
Mr. Doh therefore appeal to the people so that they avoid dump trash in the gutters.
City Bongouanou suffered from frequent water shortages related to pollution of lakes in the city between 2010 and 2014.
Courtesy of abidjan.net