Kakpagyili Residents Drink from the Gutters
Kakpagyili Residents say the lack of clean water has forced them to drink from the gutters in the community
Residents of Kakpagyili, a suburb in the Tamale Metropolis of the Northern Region of Ghana for decades now, have not had access to potable water.
Kakpagyili can be described as one of the very poorest communities in Tamale in terms of water quality.
The major problem of the Kakpagyili community has to do with the gutters serving us as a source of drinking water to both human beings and animals.
Residents of the community told SN24 reporter, Stephen Amoah in his visit to the community that the lack of clean water has forced them to drink from the gutters in the community.
“Most of us depend on the gutters for water in its raw state not because we enjoy it but we do not have a choice,” the residents stated.
They pronounced that most of the time they have to travel a long mile to search for water because since the creation of the community they have never experienced a piped water.
“There is not at all drinkable water in this area, we have never seen pipe water and so we cope with what we have in the gutters.”
The Kakpagyili residents revealed that they have countless times pleaded with the government of Ghana to give them good drinking water but all supplications have fallen on deaf ears.
Subsequently, they are pleading again with the government of Ghana and all philanthropists to support them with bole holes or any other source of potable water.
Stephen Amoah, Tamale