Citizens of Aboadze and Abuesi, two fishing communities in the Shama District of the Western Location, have been battling perennial water scarcity for the previous nine months.
Trekking to the Volta River Authority (VRA) space and to Inchaban, a close by town with the yellow gallons, popularly acknowledged as ‘Kufuor gallons,’ in lookup of h2o have develop into a day by day routine for the inhabitants, specifically girls and young children.
The scenario, they say, is impacting their socio-economic things to do.
In an job interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the assembly associates for the two communities Mr Emmanuel Avevor for Aboadze, and Mr Ezekiel Acquah, for Abusie, and some device committee customers, indicated that endeavours to get the challenge solved experienced not been prosperous.
They mentioned information from the Ghana Drinking water Business Minimal (GWCL) indicated that the difficulty was thanks to the dysfunction of outdated pipelines, which were laid by means of Nyankrom, a suburb of Shama, to provide h2o to the two communities.
A visit to the booster station of GWCL at Inchaban by Mr Avevor and some unit committee users confirmed the explanation by management of the GWCL that the inner layer of the pipelines experienced been corroded, thus partly blocking the straightforward move of h2o.
Mr Avevor, however, blamed the condition on the things to do of the Twyford Ceramic Tiles Firm, functioning in the region, which drew water from the stated pipelines to manufacture their solutions to the detriment of the communities.
He expressed the perception that the pursuits of the enterprise had aggravated the h2o disaster of the twin fishing communities.
He, consequently, appealed to the Takoradi Intercontinental Organization (TICO/TAQA) and the VRA to, as a issue of urgency, commit economical means to both divert or construct new pipelines from Inchaban to Aboadze and Abuesi.
In accordance to the GWCL, GHC2,432,556.00 was needed to lay new pipelines to the communities.
Though management of the two corporations TICO/TAQA and the VRA, acknowledged the ask for in superior religion, the big price tag has designed them disinterested in furthering the funding.
However, Nana Kobina Attom III, Main of Aboadze, and Nana Amakye II, the Abusie Main, have expressed fear around the problem after numerous tries to find an productive cure experienced strike a snag, even though the men and women struggled for drinking water on everyday basis.
They bemoaned the lackadaisical stance of the Shama District Assembly in aiding to clear up the trouble owning been notified several months back.
The chiefs pleaded with the Assembly to connect some worth to their plight and put in area effective steps to tackle the dilemma, as “water is life”.
All attempts to get the Assembly for its side of the story has proved futile.