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Water crisis: Parliament summons Water Ministry 

Sampson Ahi

Parliament has summoned the Water Resources Works and Housing ministry over the water crisis that has hit parts of the country.

The recent water shortage in the Greater Accra, Western and Eastern regions has caused a lot of fear and panic among residents in these areas.

The three regions have been without water for weeks. People have had to trek miles in search of potable water.

At Nsawam Adoagyiri in the Eastern region where a reservoir which supplies water to the area has gone low, residents have had to resort to the polluted Densu River for water.

Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Water Company, Tony Goodman said until the rains start, it will be difficult to supply potable water to these areas.

The Ministry says it has been able to provide enough water to the areas affected by the shortage as they look to deal with the drought which has caused the crisis.

Speaking to Joy News, Deputy Sector minister Sampson Ahi explains enough potable water has been distributed to the areas affected but still insists Ghanaians still need to pray for early rains.

“We are intermittently treating and distributing water from our system, so that is providing some form of water to the people.

However, “because it is not enough we also engage the services of tanker operators, we charge them to supply water to the social centres that is the hospitals, schools and prisons,” he added.

He insists that Ghanaians would have to pray for the rains to come in early to enable the GWCL provide enough water for distribution.

“As Christians we should keep praying, even pastors have been saying that we should pray hard otherwise the drought this year will be severe but I don’t want it to look as if we don’t know what we are doing at the ministry,” he said.

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