Residents in several parts of Accra, like as Nyaniba Estate in Osu and Apaapa in La, are incensed by the severe water deficit that has afflicted their communities.
They are complaining about the uneven water supply in their towns, describing it as terrible and unhealthy.
Residents told Nyannkonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that the situation has harmed their livelihoods, forcing them to acquire water from tankers at exorbitant prices.
According to certain locals, Ghana Water Company Limited failed to inform them of plans to cut off water supplies in particular villages for an extended period of time.
Bathing has become difficult for the locals as well.
“We have not had a water supply in three months, and we used to rely on water tanker operators. Recently, when you phone them, they claim that they don’t have water, and the price for one tanker is now costly, selling for GH¢1,700, which we cannot pay.
It is quite pathetic, and we are pleading with the authorities to restore water supply,” some of the residents in La said.”
Meanwhile, Aaron Akrong, Assembly Member for the Labone Electoral Area, has urged the Ghana Water Company Limited to address the issue quickly.
“I contacted our MCE about the situation, and he directed me to one of the GWCL engineers who rationed water in the region. He told me they had a problem, but he didn’t clarify what it was.
We’ve been without water in sections of the municipality for almost a month, but thank God we got some in the last three days.”
He said the residents are requesting a fix for their lines as they cannot continue purchasing from tankers due to their high cost.
Stanley Martey, GWCL’s Chief Manager in Charge of Public Relations and Communications, stated that the situation persists due to broken pumps at the Weija treatment plant.
“The challenge we have in Weija now is that the pipes are broken. We are producing, but not at full capacity, so we have a challenge with the Western part of Accra.”