Residents of Wonteng a suburb of Woloyiri in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region are appealing to government and stakeholders to come to their aid as they struggle for potable water for domestic use.
The only borehole that serves the more than three hundred residents has broken down due to the pressure on it. The Residents say one can spend more than two hours in a queue for their turn to fetch water.
The borehole is more than fifty years old and its parts have become obsolete and are supposed to be replaced. The community also need additional borehole to complement their increasing population.
Sei John Nwin caretaker of the borehole in an interview with A1 Radio’s Dennis Bebane Upper West Regional Correspondent says “our problem is our borehole, it is about five days today we cannot get potable water to drink we have to resort to the riverside and we are not happy to seeing our women and children going to fetch from the river for us to drink”.
He further stated that the challenges of the community have been channeled through the assembly member for the area but the response was the assembly had budgeted for some boreholes to be repaired but theirs is not part of the budgeted projects.
Speaking to the Assembly Member of the Area, Moses Cheteng said the situation is being worked on and is not only Wonteng that deserves the borehole but the entire Woloyiri Electoral Area because the community has a population of more than one thousand and they all cannot rely on only one borehole.
Mr. Cheteng appealed to benevolent and philanthropists to come to the aid of the community by providing them with a borehole to alleviate their difficulty.
Source: A1Radiooline.com|101.1MHz|Dennis Bebane|Ghana