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General News of Wednesday, 20 May 2020


Eyes on the Ground: Tong residents depend on dug-out well for potable water

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Residents of Tong, a community in the Karaga District of the Northern Region have been hit with water shortage causing them to resort to a dug-out well as their only source of potable water.

For months, water has not flowed through their taps. Access to clean and safe water has become a major challenge to most communities in the Northern parts of Ghana.

In a video sent in by Alhassan Hardi Chiriga, women and children could be seen drawing water from the dug-out well. Even though the community benefited from the 1Village-1Dam project, residents still have to harvest rainwater for use in the dry season.

Another video recorded by Alhassan in March shows some men of the community digging the well.

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