Meet Yvette Tetteh, the first person to swim across the 500km-long Volta Lake
Ghanaian activist and agribusiness entrepreneur Yvette Tetteh made headlines in Ghana by becoming the first person to swim across the Volta Lake in Akosombo which is about 500 kilometers long, to draw attention to the waste management crisis in the country, particularly with textiles.
This remarkable journey, which took her 40 days to complete exhibits her unwavering determination and commitment to addressing water pollution issues in Ghana.
Yvette claimed that she took these actions to draw attention to the nation’s increasing water contamination. She focuses mostly on the contamination of Ghana’s water resources by microfibers.
Supporters of Miss Tetteh who are advocates against textile waste were with her. Along the route, they gathered water and air samples to investigate the causes of the water pollution.
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