Otwiso Residents Depends Only On Sachet Water, Appealed For Potable Water In The Area

By thefourlens.com

Otwiso (E/R), March 29, 2024

A section of residents of Otwiso, a suburb of Nkurakan in the Yilo Krobo Municipality are facing water scarcity challenge, burdening them socioeconomically. 

People in the area located near Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital are depending on sachet water because they are struggling unendingly to get potable water.

They therefore appealed to city authorities through Mr. Albert Tetteh Nyakotey, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Municipality and Mr. Eric Tetteh, the Municipal Chief Executive to help speed up works on the water extension project for them to get easy access to water for domestic purposes. 

Mrs. Gifty Tetteh told thefourlens.com news in an interview that the community with over 500 population mostly hire the services of tricycle riders to supply them gallons of pipe water with high charges. 

She worried pupils in the area travel some distances before could get borehole water for household uses, thereby causing most of them late for school. 

A thirteen year old Erica, pupil of the Nkurakan M/A basic school sighted among others on their way from the borehole explained anytime she carry a gallon to fetch water from that distance to support house keeping, she experiences severe spinal pain. 

Mrs. Tetteh explained “the pipeline from Bukunor water treatment center is not far from us, but, we have not seen any water extension here.



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