This practice was encouraged and supported by the colonial government in this part of the country. The subsequent governments did little to discourage it. Some of the few consequences resulting from it have been lowering of the water table. Soon after the rains there are loss of the soil moisture content resulting into crops drying sooner than later before they mature. Some of the water sources even dry up only a few months after the rainy season. Crops dry up and the productivity is greatly curtailed.