Residents of Fiapre in Brong Ahafo face acute water shortage
The Brong Ahafo regional office of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has appealed to residents of Fiapre and its environs to exercise restraint while measures are taken to resolve the current acute water shortage in the area.
The area has for more than a week now experienced water shortage to the extent that residents have resorted to traveling long distances to fetch water from streams and boreholes for domestic and other purposes.
School children have had to wake up at dawn to walk long distances for water to take their bath before going to school, which makes them to report late to school.
Mr. Maxwell Addo-Boateng, Brong-Ahafo Regional Chief Manager of the company who made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani attributed the problem to electricity power fluctuations.
“The emergency load shedding exercise being carried out by the Volta River Authority (VRA) nation-wide has been a contributory factor to the mal-functioning of our gas plant”, he said.
The regional chief manager explained that the power fluctuations had badly affected the company’s distribution pumps, culminating in its inability to supply water to inhabitants mostly residing in hilly areas of the municipality, including Fiapre and its environs.
Mr. Addo-Boateng advised the people to always conserve and use the little water they will have at their disposal judiciously, saying that “water is life”.