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Ghana

Ho water crisis almost over

By Sumaiya Salifu Saeed, GNA    

Ho, Aug. 25, GNA – Mr Seshie Tsatsu, Volta
Regional Distribution Manager, Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), has assured
of free flow of potable water tomorrow, Monday, August 26, after more than 10
days shortage of water in the Volta Regional capital.

The ‘drought’ caused by a broken
transmission line compelled residents who drained their water reserves to
resort to abandoned wells and dug-outs.

At South Lokoe, a suburb of the Ho, Ms Aku
Agbeve, who looked visibly frustrated by the situation told the Ghana News
Agency (GNA) she was depending on an abandoned cesspit she found in an
uncompleted building for her water source.  

Ms Agbeve’s ‘find’ soon attracted neighbours
to the cesspit with none concerned about how safe the water was for use. 

Mr Abraham Attah, a resident of Ho Ahoe told
the GNA that “we are managing our bathing and toilet system by bathing
once a day or once in two days.”

The GNA also found out that some workers
went to work with jerry cans for water from the office’s reservoir.

Many more people trek several kilometres in
search of water with most public toilets in the municipal locked up, giving
concerns for open defecation.

There are also concerns of how roadside
foods are prepared in view of unavailability of water with fears of outbreak of
sanitation related diseases. 

Meanwhile, water packaging companies are
cashing in on the situation, as the readily available water for use. 

But Mr Tsatsu said final works on the
pipeline was completed as at 2200 hours yesterday, awaiting the concrete around
the pipes to set.

He said to speed up the process, a special
chemical had been added to cure the concrete faster.

The Distribution Manager said by late
afternoon tomorrow, the first water would be pumped to the Ho township.

GNA

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