- Tamale is reported to be experiencing acute water shortage
- The shortage affecting businesses with hotels and restaurants shutting down
- The water company in Tamale blames situation on illegal connection
The Northern regional capital, Tamale and its environs is experiencing by acute water shortage.
Some residents who spoke to Starr News indicated that the situation coupled with the harmattan weather has made life unbearable.
Reports suggest that taps have not been flowing for over two weeks, forcing people to resort to water sourced from the polluted dams and ponds for domestic purposes.
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Management of the Ghana Water Company has so far kept mute on the situation, irking residents of the affected communities.
Spokesperson for the Water Company in the region, Nii Abbey on Fiila FM, blamed the high rate of illegal connection in the communities for the water shortage.Some of the areas hard hit by the water crisis include Sabonjida, Nyohani, Kukuo, Changli, Dohin-Naayili and Moshie Zongo, Asawaba and Kalpohin.
In the Dungu community for instance, residents have to dig up a hole in the dry Dam and wait for hours in order to scoop water. The situation is gradually crippling commercial activities in the Tamale Metro area as restaurant operators, hotels, washing bays and laundry service providers are shutting down due to the situation.
Students who walk several miles to water ponds and dams also confirmed the situation and called for an immediate solution.