>Water Problems in Ghana

> Sitting here in efficient Sweden and reading about the things that grinds on my blogger friends’ nerves, like water shortages. How can a country like Ghana, with so much water fail to provide its citizens with this important service?

When my husband and I moved into our first home in Ghana’s harbor city Tema, one of the first things we bought were buckets to store water in for the days when the tap doesn’t flow. Later I have come to understand that that is most days for those who live in Accra. How the capital can be worse equipped than other cities is another question for the leaders of the green country I now call home.

As it is now, entrepreneurs charge poor people large shares of their daily earnings for small bucket fulls of water. It should be the Government’s highest priority to solve this problem, to make sure clean and safe water is provided to all.

Accra’s serious water problems have been reported again and again, but nothing seems to change. Abena writes that there has been no water for a week. I don’t want to think about what can happen when the distribution fails for more than a week…

In the pic, an empty swimming pool.

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