A Ghanaian-British athlete and activist named Yvette Tetteh has successfully swum 450 kilometers across the Volta River.
The entrepreneur in the agribusiness began her swimming journey 450 kilometers from Buipe to Ada.
She had to swim across the Volta River with her expedition team and the OR Foundation after forty days.
Yvette was welcomed by strutting drummers and a clique of dancers along the banks of the Volta Waterway after she finished her swimming long distance race.
Yvette Tetteh has therefore becomes the first person to swim across Volta River. It is likely take us several years before this historical act can be broken by someone.
The 30-year-old said she did this to draw attention to the nation’s increasing water contamination.
“The expedition started in Buipe on March 7th with the challenging task of putting the made-in-Ghana aluminum research vessel into the water,” she said, as quoted by Myjoyonline.
“The Swim Team, as members of the expedition crew have come to call themselves, then ventured down the Black Volta onto the Volta Lake, stopping in towns and villages along the way, many that have been flooded by rising waters and some that don’t appear on common maps at all.”
She added: “The expedition spent several days in Yeji to top up on supplies and creature comforts, including haircuts, and then continued on to Kete Krachi and Tapa Abotoase for minor boat repairs before swimming onward toward Kpando and Akosombo.”