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Byline: Frederick Asiamah
"In this area, you either fetch water yourself from the well or you contract others to fetch you some. I pay six cedis for six black bowls full of water which I manage for about a week-and-half. For drinking water I purchase 'pure water'."
These are the words of Faustina Tetteh, a widow and mother of three who resides at Lotto Kiosk Down at Ashongman Estates in the Ga East Municipality.
About five houses away, the Ahenkorah family suffers similar fate. They have resided in the area since 2003 and have been fetching water from a hand-dug well nearby.
"We drink rain water or pure water....We are not comfortable. Since 2004, water has not run through our tap...the authorities must do something about it," Naomi Ahenkorah told yours truly and colleagues from the Ghana Watsan Journalists Network (GWJN) last week when the group paid a working visit to Ashongman and its environs in the Ga East Municipality to ascertain the state of drinking water in the area.
If you move southwards to Kwabenya and turn east to as far as Pokuase in the Ga West …