Pollution can be defined as the introduction or presence of harmful substances or contaminants into the natural environment that causes adverse effects. It may be harmful to humans, animals and plants. Every continent has realized that pollution is a major concern and Africa is of no exception.
Ghana ranks very low in the Environmental Performance Index, making Ghana one of the dirtiest countries in the world.Ghana's sanitation woes are evident in the poor waste disposal, poor drainage and sewerage systems and a generally lackadaisical attitude of citizens towards sanitation.
People who live in cleaner countries tend to live longer than people in dirtier surroundings. People give a lot of importance to cleanliness and prefer to live in places which are environmental friendly. Keeping any country with major cities clean is no small task, but the world's cleanest countries have figured out a balanced between population and sanitation and work tirelessly to be the cleanest and most efficient countries.
The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is an assessment of how clean or dirty a country is. The rankings places countries from the cleanest to the dirtiest bases mainly on ecosystem vitality and environmental health. Ghana's place in the 2020 Environmental Performance Index is an eyesore. Ghana is the 7th dirtiest country in Africa according to the 2020 rankings and the 12th dirtiest in the world. In Africa Ghana is only cleaner than Burundi, Chad, Madagascar, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Ghana