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Sibi Residents Hunt For Water In The Nkwanta North District

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Sibi, a farming community in the nkwanta north district of the Oti Region are leaving without water for the past tree (3) months.

The community with the population of over seven thousand walk for one and half miles to Kpassa the district capital to search for water whilst others walk to damanko to get water from the oti river.

According to them, the protocol of washing of hands has not been observed due to the situation. The veronica backet distributed by the assembly and other stakeholders have been empty for months.

The most affected once are pregnant women, kids and students. Last week one was bitten by snake whilst a pregnant woman delivered on their way to search for water.

Some private schools needs to be closed down because students and teachers can’t get water to bath and report to school on time. The government schools has also changed their reporting time from the usual and the closing time as well to enable the students search for water.

Speaking to the district chief executive officer, Hon. Jackai Jackson, he said the situation at sibi is what they face even before they were born and on his time as the DCE, the assembly has drill numerous taps but the land has no water to be mechanized.

He added the assembly is working with other alternatives to get the people of Sibi water.

Meanwhile, in 2004 – 2008 the then vice president Dr. Alhaji Aliu Mahama has cute sord for the construction of Kpassa – Damanko water project which supply resident in the district water during dry seasons and has been commissioned.

For about years now the pipelines has break up, ever since the people leaving in Sibi have been hunting for water during dry seasons including the capital Kpassa.

The Member of Parliament MP John OK Bless who proud to the election has find technical means to supply them water has break silence when the situation has become worse.

Source: MyGhanaMedia.com / Evans Manasseh/ ETV/ Happy FM

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