Acute water shortage, erratic electricity rocks Tamale

Acute water shortage, erratic electricity rocks Tamale

- Acute water shortage and intermittent supply of electricity has made life in Tamale virtually impossible

- The development is feared to have brought business to a standstill as residents travel for miles in search of water

Life in Tamale is turning critically difficult as residents have been hit with an acute shortage of water and energy crisis.

Reports do indicate that residents have in the last two weeks been experiencing intermittent power outages - a development feared to adversely affected businesses.

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The Northern Regional Public Relations Officer of Ghana Water Company Nii Abbey says the isssue of water shortage remains severe saying residents would have to travel miles in order to get water. He says residents will have to pay more in order to have access to other sources of water.

"The city is currently undergoing water rationing. The rationing has become necessary due to the some technical hitches at the Dalun treatment plant and the incessant power outages the city is currently facing," he stated.

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Residents who are unable to afford water tanker services, the price of which have doubled in the last two weeks, now have to sacrifice their sleep at night in search of water. The Datoyili dam has now been the alternative for some of them. The water supply situation at Tishigu, Choggu, Gurugu, Target, Wurishe, SSNIT Flats, Kalpohini Lowcost and the Tamale campus of the University for Development Studies is worst as they have not had water in their taps for the past two weeks.

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Meanwhile concerning the access to electricity, the Northern Electricity Distribution Company says the intermittent power cuts have been the cause of problems with some underground cables.

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