Monday, June 27, 2022

Ho: Water supply temporarily restored, technician dies while fixing water crisis

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Water supply has temporarily been restored in Ho and its environs after almost two weeks.

A resident, Lambert Atsivor, who spoke with GBC’s Radio Ghana, said water started flowing Tuesday evening. He said though the pressure is low, residents are relieved.

Mr. Atsivor said the Ghana Water Company has asked residents to store water as permanent works on the burst pipe could result in another water shortage.

MCE for Ho, Nelson Akorli confirmed the temporal restoration of water but said every part of the Municipality will be covered by close of August 28.

Meanwhile, a  technician with the Ghana Water Company Limited in Ho has died during repair works on the main pipeline that conveys water from the production point at Kpeve to the Volta Regional capital.

Christopher Somey, 28, is reported to have drowned in the Tsawe River close to where the broken pipeline was.

Head of public relations at the GWCL, Stanley Martey confirmed in an interview that, “Somey died in line of duty while we were working to fix the pipeline.”

Police are currently investigating the circumstances leading to the drowning of the worker who was in the company if two others during repair work at the site.

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