Residents of Kpone in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, are lamenting over poor access and the high cost of water in the area.
The residents told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview that, water hardly flowed through their taps, hence residents resorted to buying water from water tanker operators and trucks, which drew water from unknown sources.
Mr Benjamin Tetteh, resident, told the GNA that, the yellow plastic gallons popularly called ‘Kufour gallon’ when filled with water cost between One cedi twenty pesewas and One cedi fifty pesewas.
According to him, some residents had taken advantage of the situation to plant water tanks in their homes to cash in as demand for water was high.
Mr Eric Narh, a resident, and water supplier, revealed that suppliers of water to the various sale points in the community had increased the cost of water.
He stated that 10,000 litres of water, which was sold at GH¢200.00 was being sold for GH¢310.00.
Mr Narh appealed to the authorities to replace the main pipes to the community saying, the current situation was unbearable for the residents coupled with the bad roads.
“The community was on a hill and water cannot flow here easily unless something is done to boost the pressure, “he noted – GNA