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01 February 2017

Ghanasco students share river with animals in Kukuo

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Students of Ghana Secondary School (Ghanasco) and residents of Kukuo in the Tamale South constituency of the Northern region are threatening to demonstrate against Ghana Water Company over their perennial water problems.

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According to reports, water is a scarce commodity for almost the entire predominantly farming community for the past five months.

Adom News’ Illiasu Abdul Rauf who visited the area said residents and students of Ghana Secondary School (Ghanasco) now share the only source of water with animals.

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He indicated that, residents and the students have resorted to fetching water from a stagnant pond they refer to as a “dam” for both domestic and commercial use

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Running water carries mud and other debris including human excreta into the stream especially when it rains as some residents attend nature’s call openly nearby. But residents have no choice.

Some of the students who expressed worry over the situation said they have been recording an upsurge in water-borne diseases especially cholera due to the water shortage.

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Residents have resolved to hold a massive demonstration against the Ghana Water Company whom they claim have turned a deaf ear and a blind eye to their plight.

“This water company should take care else we will demonstrate against them. The students of Ghanasco and we the residents are suffering so they should think about it well” he said.

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Meanwhile, efforts to get the Public Relations Officer of the Tamale Water Company, Nii Abbey to comment on the matter proved futile.

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