Residents of Koblimahigu of the Tamale metropolis have expressed worry that, the lack of portable water supply to the community was making life unbearable.
Some concerned residents of the area, noted that they have been battling with the water crisis in the area ten years, and all promises made to them by politicians, to fix it has not yielded any fruitful dividend.
The situation is said to have intensified with a dug out which is serves as an alternative source of water, is heavily subscribed by two adjourning communities Bogmahagu and Zou, , forcing the residents to flee to other areas in search of the commodity.
Women and school children are mostly affected by the water crisis, as they spend several hours, trekking in search for water.
When Diamond news visited the area on Wednesday around 5 pm, scores of women and some men from the three communities were seen scrambling for water from the dug-out, which intermittently resulted in heated exchanges.
Expressing their frustrations to diamond News’s Alhassan Yakubu, some Women from the community, said the water crisis was negatively affecting their domestic activities.
‘‘This is how we suffer each passing day. We spend hours and even sometimes, days trying to get at least some quantity for our domestic activities. I’ve been here since 1pm, and still struggling to fill my bucket. Portable water to this community is a major headache to us. Our colleagues are in the markets trading, but we have no choice but to forgo that in search”, an angry resident lamented.
‘’ I’ve lived in this community for the past two years now and access to portable water is a major challenge. Its strange, how the assembly quickly responded to fixing the terrible road network in this area, but failed to do so in getting potable water to us. It’s taking a heavy toll on us”, another concerned housewife in the community, said.
Ekow Brew, another resident Koblimahigu, also highlighted some challenges of the community, and appealed to the city authorities and Ghana Water Company, to speed the connection of the area to the main water source.