Views: 1,405 Ishmael A. Junourgh, Kpandai-N/R, Mon, Feb 19,2018, 5:39pm The people of Kpandai District in the Northern Region are suffering from inade...
Ishmael A. Junourgh, Kpandai-N/R, Mon, Feb 19,2018, 5:39pm
The people of Kpandai District in the Northern Region are suffering from inadequate water supply, and most of them have to survive on unsafe water sources.
The people, according to the District Chief Executive, (DCE) Emmanuel Kofi Tatablata still faced 70 per cent of water deficit, and as a result he was working in collaboration with Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mr. Matthew Nyindam serious negotiation with the Water and Sanitation Ministry to arrest the decades old difficulty which was denying the people their right to access clean water.
But, the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal Number 6 (SDG6) says: “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.”
Mr. Emmanuel blamed the issue on “poor water table,” adding that recently they tried but in vain to sink a number of boreholes-for-water in the Kpandai town but for the ‘poor water table.”
He jostled that the District was praying for the arrival of the government’s policy of 1000 USD per constituency to improve the situation.
He said for now the situation was a difficult one and it could take a family a day and night to access a pan of water mostly from unsafe sources such as dugouts, streams and all sort of surface water sources.
“At kobonwule and Loloto communities you will pity them, how the women suffer day and night to get water for their families,” he stressed.
Some communities heavily plagued by the situation, he mentioned, are as follow: Kitari, Blaja, Lonto, Kpanjai, Sikakura, Adokope and Agbomaja.
According tot the DCE, Kpandai Township had a few toilets coupled with scarcity of water and as result sanitation was poor.
A visit to both the District polyclinic and the Evangelical Church of Ghana hospital confirmed high rate typhoid among the people.