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General News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Prampram residents defy social distancing advice over ‘unusual’ water shortage


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Residents of Ningo-Prampram have for about a month now been experiencing a major shortage of water supply to the area due to reasons unknown to them.

According to them, the unusual nature of the shortage has sent the area into a crisis and are therefore calling on authorities to quickly address the situation.

A resident who spoke to ghanaweb.com on condition of anonymity said there are rumours authorities are diverting the water to a private water bottling company in the area. This, the resident said, is the main reason for the acute shortage.

However, in a widely shared video post on Facebook by a resident of the area, some desperate residents of Ningo-Prampram witnessed a glimmer of hope with a water tank arriving to provide them with water on March 29.

It was said by a resident it took the intervention of the NPP parliamentary candidate for the area, Alex Martey to supply the residents with water supply on that day.

But it is interesting to note the desperate residents seemed to have forgotten about the social distancing advice given out by health professionals in the wake of the novel Coronavirus outbreak in Ghana.

The 8-minute-long video captures some residents of the area with almost all their water storage items out in the open to fetch water from the tank.



Earlier, the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) announced there will be an interruption in water supplies in some areas of the country from Tuesday, March 4, 2020.

The GWCL says the development will allow for technicians to undergo maintenance work at the Kpong Water Treatment Plant.

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