Residents of Nkurankan in the Yilo Krobo Municipality have been hit by an acute water shortage for the past few days due to the breakdown of machines at the Bukunor Potable water Project which pumps water to Nkurankan and its environs.
The situation has brought activities in the area to a standstill, as students of the various second cycle institutions and workers of both private and public institutions battle for a bucket of water, before either going to school or work.
According to Rite Fm Reporter Ayitey David, who visited the community said some of the residents interviewed noted that the situation was becoming unbearable, adding that they now join long cue to fetch water from the only two boreholes in the community.
Information gathered by Ayitey also indicates that there was erratic power supply from Electricity Company of Ghana that led to the breaking down of some machines for the past three days.
Meanwhile Mr. Martin Kofi Asante, the Eastern Regional Productions Manager of the Ghana Water Company Limited told Rite FM that the acute water shortage at Nkurankan is due to the breakdown of machines at the Bukunor Potable Water project.
He explain that his outfit experience erratic power supply which damages the machines but they have now called on Electricity Company of Ghana to do some electrical installations and repairs and hopefully by the end of the day, the people of Nkurankan will get water supply.