Residents of Mafi Akukokpo V/R drink muddy water

Residents of Mafi Akukokpo V/R drink muddy water

- Residents of Mafi Akukokpo in the Volta Region drink muddy water

- An investigation by Joy FM has shown that the community has only one mud-dug hole

- Access to clean and potable water remains a challenge especially in the Volta Region

Imagine you have to resort to muddy water as a means to quenching your thirst. You may throw up just at the thought of it but this is not the case for residents of Mafi Akukokpo in the Volta Region.

Due to the non-availability of clean water, the community has had to rely solely on a dugout muddy water.

This was revealed in a Joy News investigation which shows how these residents walk close to 15 minutes a day to scoop bowls of the dirty water.

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"The water is unclean, brownish, muddy, and as thick as porridge; sticks and tree branches make the water clearly unusable." Joy FM revealed.

“We drink the water, bath with it, cook with it, and wash with it. We do not have any other water source around here, we can’t be too sure if it isn’t causing us any diseases but this is the only water we have. And we will continue to use it.” Felicia Aziedorme, a mother of four revealed.

Commenting on this development, assembly member for the area, Julius Karl Fieve revealed that the government had failed to attend to the need of the community.

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Access to clean and portable is a basic right for every Ghanaian. Statistics show that only 27 percent of Ghanaians have access to safe and potable water. The report by the International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC Ghana) which further revealed that national access to basic sanitation stands at 14 percent.

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