Water shortage hits Takoradi and Tema West

Water shortage has hit Takoradi in the Western region and Tema west in Accra.

Residents say their taps have not been running for days without any explanation from the Ghana water company.

“On days we get water, it is not of the best quality. What we get is not clear, it is brownish and doesn’t look good at all,” a resident of Tema West told Morning Starr.

Meanwhile, the Mayor for Tema Felix Mensah Nii Anang-La, Tema Metropolitan Chief said he is working to fix the challenge.

“I am assuring the people of Tema that they will get water soon because I am on my way to the GWCL office. I hope to come back with solutions.”

The situation comes a day after an acute water shortage was reported in the Eastern region were inmates at prisons there have been left without water for days.

The water company in the country is yet to comment on the shortages.

The development comes as the nation continues to wallow over a sudden intermittent power supply.

The Energy ministry however explains the challenges is temporal and will be over in twelve days.

According to the communication consultant for the ministry Nana Damoah, the demand for a schedule for Ghanaians to be able to manage the power situation is premature.

“We are not yet at that phase of a load scheduling. It’s going to take 10 to 12 days to fix the case of intermittent power cuts and we do not even know when there will be the exact need to take megawatt from a particular place. It’s not something you just predict and plan for but it will end soon,” he told Starr News.

By Kwame Acheampong