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Business activities at standstill as water shortage hits Abenase in Ashanti Region

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Water tapAn acute water shortage has hit the Abenase Electoral Area near Ejisu, for nearly a week,  bringing school attendance, farming and other business activities to a standstill.

The situation has forced residents to rely heavily on sachet water popularly referred to as “Pure Water”.

Richmond Frimpong, the Assemblyman in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said only one of the six boreholes constructed some years back for the area, was working and that the rest broken down.

He said due to the acute dry season, the water table in the only one bore-hole had gone down and cannot meet the needs of the over 1,000 population of the area.

School children are also compelled to trek for longer distances to fetch for water to bath to school and a few of them who spoke to the GNA feared the situation might affect their academic performance.

Mr Frimpong said the community last year built a modern electricity-powered water system to help solve the water problem but due to erratic power supply in the area, it is difficult to pump water from the system into poly tanks for supply.

He appealed to government and Non-Government Organisations (NGO’s), to come to their aid.

Source: GNA

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