ACCRA, GHANA – Over the past few months the water shortage and resultant rationing has reached alarming levels that have seen even children as young as five on the streets of Accra carrying yellow gallons in search of water, reports the Public Agenda in Accra. Separate reports from some schools in the Accra Metropolis indicate an alarming level of absenteeism by many school children who spend school hours searching for water. Even those who endeavour to attend classes are reported to sleep while lessons are going on; a direct consequence of spending the previous night searching for water. The water crisis is not only limited to Accra. Reports coming in from as far as Bolgatanga and Bawku paint a similar picture of desperation among the people in the face of shortage….from AllAfrica.com
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