Residents of Obo in the Kwahu South District in the Eastern Region have been hit with severe water shortage, Ghana Hot News has gathered.
The two main reservoirs which are usually filled underground water especially during the rainy season serving the entire community are gradually drying up forcing residents to scoop water from small dug-outs for drinking, cooking and other domestic purposes.
Ghana Hot News’s visit to the town revealed that almost half of the inhabitants in the community were in long queues in about six different locations waiting and hoping to scoop puddles of drain water for their daily activities.
They mostly wake up at dawn and go to queue up for hours in search of water and those who can not endure such stress or are financially capable mostly buy water from private water tankers which are always very costly.
Speaking in an interview with GHN, the the chief of Obo Nana Yeboah Afari Brogyan II who also doubles as the Nifahene of Kwahu.
He lamented that water is a major problem in the area and that the past government attempted to introduce the Kumawu, Konongo and Kwahu (KKK) water projects which led to Kumawu and Konongo getting water while they are yet to get the share of the water.
Nana said they are doing their best to resolve the water crisis and he therefore appealed to government to come to their aid before they are infested with water born diseases.
In a separate interview, the Assembly Member of Obo. Hon. Kwame Sefa also confirmed the problem and lamented that he has tried all he could to get authorities to remedy the situation but it is yet to yield results.
Together with the residents they took the opportunity to appeal to the government and the regional council to come to their aid.