There is struggle for water in the Sekondi-Takoradi and its environs of the Western Region as residents queues for water.
For the past two weeks, residents within the Sekondi-Takoradi say they do not have water flowing from their taps.
Some of them have to walk long distances to fetch water, following malfunctioning of the transformer at the water company’s main treatment plant at Daboase in the Wassa East district.
Hopeghananews.com checks in the area revealed that both the young and old battle in queues to access water
Some residents who have boreholes in their homes are helping to ameliorate the situation by supplying water to residents.
At one of the locations, 70- year-, old Mma Rabiatu Chokosi was seen struggling with other residents as young as her grandchildren to fetch water.
She held her pan as she made frantic efforts through the long queue.
She expressed worry over the development. “It is very difficult to get water. Even we the elderly one are struggling to get water. The situation is worrying. Just look at the long queue. I have been here as early as 4:30 am. So we are appealing to the authorities to fix the situation”.
Some other residents who also spoke to the lack of water in their homes said the situation have brought an additional burden to them.
The residents, some of whom are school children say the situation is affecting their academic activities.
A Junior High School (JHS) pupil said “I am a BECE candidate and I will be writing my exams very soon. Because there is no water, I am now going to queue to get water. The situation really affects me because I do not get time to learn”.