Ho hits by water shortage, transmission line down


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By Sumaiya Salifu Saeed, GNA    

Ho, Aug. 19, GNA – The Ho Municipality has
been hit by water shortage close to seven days caused by a broken down
transmission line at Akrofu in the Ho West District.

Mr Tsatsu Seshie, the Volta Regional
Distribution Manager, Ghana Water Company Limited told the Ghana News Agency
(GNA) that the concrete joint of the transmission line collapsed with treated
water gushing into a stream in the farming community.

He said the situation was making it
impossible to distribute water from the main source at Kpeve to Ho township and
its surroundings.

Mr Seshie said the damage on the line
compelled the Company to shut supply to control wastage.

He said some works had begun to prepare the
site for experts from Accra to fix the problem but unsure how soon it would be

Meanwhile, residents and especially students
are seen trekking long distances with containers and gallons in search of water
from streams and wells.

Checks by the GNA indicated that sachet
water bags are becoming easy targets for many families, with some dealers
creating artificial shortages.




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