By: Jessica Lola Adzowu | Voltaonlinegh.com |
Residents of Adaklu Kpetsu in the Adaklu District of the Volta Region are crying out to the government to help them get access to potable water.
The community with a population of about 600 people has been without good drinking water since 1980.
Although a non-governmental organisation, DANIDA came to their aid some time ago and drilled borehole for the community, it failed to serve the residents because the borehole water was too salty and unsuitable for use.
Dufia of Adaklu Kpetsu, Togbe Zegetey II in an interview with Voltaonlinegh.com, appealed to government for support to ease the suffering on the community.
Togbe Zegetey said the community made several attempts to get the Assembly to construct a dam which will store rain water to serve the community during the dry season but without success.
According to him, the only water source (stream) which residents depend on dries up during the dry season forcing people to walk for miles to access water from neighbouring villages.
He said the situation had negatively affected health and education in the community.
The Dufia said during dry seasons for instance, pupils close early from the only school in the community to help fetch water for their teachers and parents, and added that “sometimes, the school closes down earlier in the dry season since teachers can’t get water for use.”