Residents of Lolonya in the Sege District have appealed to the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) to provide them with potable water.
Lolonya used to get water from the GWCL, but The Finder gathered from the residents that their lines were disconnected by the GWCL about a year ago for reasons, they said, yet to be established.
Wells in the area have often dried up, thus making it very difficult for the residents to get potable water for their domestic use, a situation that has badly affected pupils’ punctuality and regularity to school.
Some 15 wells The Finder saw in the area were either dried up or filled with garbage, thus residents trek a long distance to Akplabanya, about three kilometres away, to get water.
Ebenezer Tei, a resident and an opinion leader of Lolonya, said their wells have dried up since August last year. “So we walk long distances to Akplabanya to fetch water. Sometimes we hire a mini truck or tractor to convey our receptacles to Akplabanya to buy water.”
According to him, management of the Songhor Salt Project Company has been supplying them with water, though not regularly because of the huge financial burden that is having on the budget of the company.
The last time Songhor Salt Project Company supplied Lolonya with water was the first week of this month, “and we have been struggling to get water since. Our wells are dry.”
Residents thanked the heavens for the recent rains because they were able to collect enough water to fill their receptacles, and prayed for more rains.
When contacted, no official of the GWCL at the Ada East District was ready to speak to The Finder on their reasons for disconnecting Lolonya.
Source: The Finder
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