Volta Basin Authority (VBA)
Volta BAsin Authority (Benin-Burkina Faso-Côte d'Ivoire- Ghana-Mali-Togo)
 

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 The Volta basin is shared by six countries in West Africa ; Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo. However the shared surface of the basin area in the six countries varies. It ranges from 2.48% in Cote d’Ivoire to 42.9% in Burkina Faso (Table 1). On the other hand, while the Volta Basin covers 70.1% of the land area of Ghana, it dwindles to 1.0 % in Mali.

 

Country

          Area

             of

  Basin (km2)     

           % of

          Basin

          Area           

          % of

     Country

     Area               

 Benin          13,590             3.41
         12.1
 Burkina Faso
        171,105           42.95         62.4
 Côte d'Ivoire
            9,890             2.48            3.07
 Ghana        165,830           41.63          70.1
 Mali          12,430             3.12            1.0
 Togo          25,545             6.41          45.0
 Total        398,390
              100 

 

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