Regional News of Monday, 25 February 2013
An acute water shortage has hit Funsi, the district capital of the Wa East disrupting economic and social activities of workers and the inhabitants.
The water facility that provides water for the people has broken down and has remained unrepaired for the past six months and the inhabitants now depend solely on inadequate wells for their water supply.
Mr Bayong Dumah, a member of the community, said because of the inadequate supply of water, people are forced to queue at the wells points for long periods just to have water.
He said some unhygienic water sources are also used and it is feared that there could be an outbreak of diseases if the plant was not repaired on time.
“Workers and school children are seen loitering round the community helplessly in search of water from the wells”, he said.
Mr Dumah said some workers have taken advantage of the inadequate water supply in the capital to move to Wa while those of them who were at post went to work late.
He appealed to the Wa East District Assembly and the Small Town Water Board to pool resources to repair the broken down plant.
“Our situation will be worse off between March and June when our rivers become dry and the Fulani cattle herders are roaming for the available and limited water sources, I am afraid by June, we would indeed by worse off”, Mr Dumah said.