Residents of Taifa, a suburb of Ashaiman, are lamenting the damage being caused by a burst pipeline in the area belonging to the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL). According to residents, the broken pipeline has been leaking for the past two weeks and has left the streets flooded, making movement within the area difficult.
Some residents in the area in an interview with gijonlinenews.com expressed their worry over the situation saying, “The spillage is affecting the free flow of water into their homes.” According to them, they tried to block the broken pipeline with rubber bags but to no avail and efforts made to get the people responsible for the pipelines to fix them have proved futile.
The community is therefore pleading with the Ghana Water Company and persons responsible for the maintenance of the pipelines to as a matter of urgency come to their aid. The move, they believe, would also prevent GWCL from losing thousands of Ghana Cedis due to the spillage.
The residents have also suggested that the area where the pipelines are placed should be filled and raised with gravels to prevent moving vehicles from breaking the pipes.
Story by: Abigail Narhnguah (Level 300 JN C)