Monday, May 20, 2024

Central Region hit by water shortage


Some parts of the Central Region including Cape Coast and Saltpond have been experiencing acute water shortage in recent times.

Residents of the affected areas have been grappling with water shortage and are not happy with the situation.

In a press release by the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), it stated the reasons for the current state of affairs.

“Due to lack of fresh water inflows into the Prah River and the IDA Dam at Sekyere Hemang and Baifikrom respectively, the water levels at the two intake points have gone very low making it difficult to abstract enough raw water for treatment”

It further stated that “the situation has therefore resulted in low production of potable water leading to significant water supply shortfalls in Cape Coast Metropolis and Saltpond town”

Management of GWCL is also allaying the fears of the affected areas and assuring them of finding ways to remedy the situation.

“Management of the company directly identifies with the hardship which cherished customers are currently going through in search of potable water and is critically studying the situation to find ways of ameliorating the difficulties”

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