Wassa-Juabo appeals for potable water
Wassa-Juabo (W/R), Oct. 7, GNA - The people of Wassa-Juabo in the Wassa-Amenfi District have appealed to the district assembly to provide them with potable water to avert imminent outbreak of water-borne diseases in the area.
The community, which has a population of more than 5,000 people, depend on the only hand-dug well in the town that was provided about 10 years ago as their only source of good drinking water.
Mr. Thompson Nyame, assembly member for Juabo, told the Ghana News Agency at Wassa-Juabo on Monday that the situation has compelled many people to use other sources of water including ponds that are contaminated.
Some people have resorted to the use of certain chemicals to treat water from unhygienic source that also posed a great danger to their health.
The assembly member called for the reshaping of roads in the area to ensure easy transportation of goods and services and said owing to the bad nature of roads food and cash crops are sometimes locked up in the farms.
Mr. Nyame also complained about the dilapidated nature of the Juabo Junior Secondary School block and the building that houses police personnel in the town and appealed to the district assembly to rehabilitate them.