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22.08.2005 General News

Severe drought hits Dedesawurako


Dedesawurako (E/R), Aug. 22, GNA - About 1,000 acres of pepper and tomatoes and 500 acres of maize have been scorched when a severe drought hit Dedesawurako and its environs in the Fanteakwa district. The Assemblyman for the area, Mr Christopher Narh, told the Ghana News Agency that the situation had worsen the living conditions of the people and therefore, needed immediate attention.

Mr. Narh appealed to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to reactivate the irrigation project in the town to ensure all-year round cultivation.

He expressed concern at the upsurge of bilharzias cases among the youth due to the use of contaminated water and appealed to the Ghana Water and Sanitation Agency(GWSA) to provide the people with portable water.