Water Crises:Public Schools Face Closure

Some public schools in three regions of the country face imminent closure following water crises that has hit these areas in recent times.

Parts of the Eastern, Western, Volta and parts and the Northern Regions have been hit by the crises forcing affected residents to drink from unsafe sources with fears by authorities of looming waterborne diseases.

Winneba, Nsawam and Ayarko it is gathered have been the worse hit areas after their major sources of portable water dried up a couple of weeks ago due to the prolonged harmattan season.

Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin MP for Effutu constituency and his colleague Richard Mawuli Quashigah MP for Keta constituency called urgent steps in addressing the situation to avert any outbreak.

Dr. Kweku Agyemang Mensah the Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing  told parliament on Thursday that his outfit has deployed water tanker services to the affected areas and also exploring the opportunities of underground water to help save the escalating situation.

He revealed that plans are in the offing to discourage famers from farming close to the banks of water bodies which is a major contributory factor to the water crises.

The water crises which hit parts of the country has reportedly caused a lot of fear and panic among residents in the affected areas.

Four regions have been without water for weeks compelling residents in the affected areas to trek miles in search of potable water.

At Nsawam Adoagyiri in the Eastern region where a reservoir which supplies water to the area has gone low, residents have had to resort to the polluted Densu River for water.

Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Water Company, Tony Goodman said until the rains start, it will be difficult to supply potable water to these areas.

By: Ghana/Ultimate1069.com/106.9fm