Lack of Amenities: Residents of Gada appeal to govt

Lack of Amenities: Residents of Gada appeal to govt

Residents of Gada in the Awutu Senya East Municipality of the Central Region are grappling with challenges associated with the lack of basic social amenities.

Drinking untreated water from dugouts is having a negative impact on the health of the people while they also face difficulties in transportation as a result of poor road infrastructure.

Members of the community struggle to get water for domestic use. In Gada, the most reliable water sources are dugouts constructed by some individuals within the community. But water sources from these dugouts are not potable and its usage has effects on the health of residents.

Residents complain about stomach pains and other illnesses they attribute to drinking from the dugouts.

Alternatively, a few residents rely on pipe borne water supplied by water tankers but at huge costs.

Nai Jojo, Regent of Odupong Ofaakor

Apart from the water challenge the road that connects Gada to other parts of the municipality is in a deplorable state. Travel time is always prolonged and vehicles of residents always facing a faster rate of wear and tear. It also becomes challenging to transport patients in emergency health situations.

The Chief of the community Torgbui Gada tells Metro News that the community previously relied on a mechanized borehole but was decommissioned after the Coastal Development Authority (CoDA) constructed a solar-powered borehole for the community.

However, it did not stand the test of time as it stopped functioning only a few months after its commissioning in 2018.

Since then the community has been hit hard with the water crisis.

The unhappy chief wants authorities to attend to the needs of the community.

On his part, the regent of Odupong Ofaakor says the residents are still counting on the promises made by persons in authority of the area even though such promises have been made severally in times past.

By: Akwasi Addo | | Ghana

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