Here I was, thinking that because the seas are salty, any country that borders the sea can produce salt. Just finding out it takes special conditions from the sea to produce salt. And Ghana and Senegal are the only countries in West Africa that have those natural conditions to produce salt.
Salt, also known as sodium chloride, is about 40% sodium and 60% chloride. It flavors food and is used as a binder and stabilizer. It is also a food preservative, as bacteria can’t thrive in the presence of a high amount of salt. The evaporation of seawater is the production method of choice in marine countries with high evaporation and low precipitation rates. Without these special condition the production of salt becomes quite a challenge. Salt evaporation ponds are filled from the ocean and salt crystals can be harvested as the water dries up.
Truly Ghana is a country blessed with so much resources. There’s absolutely no excuse for Ghana to be lacking in anything.
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