As the world marks Planet Drinking water Working day, health personnel in the Atewa East District of the Eastern are interesting to govt and other personal companies to help health amenities in the district get access to potable h2o in the discharge of their obligations.
Some health staff in sub-districts inside of the Atewa enclave rely on schoolchildren to fetch h2o for them or in some cases trek for miles to get water for their each day routines at health facilities, a problem which largely has an effect on timely health care provision.
In an job interview with Citi Information on the sidelines of the commissioning and handing above of 12 mechanized h2o treatment programs with an e-credit rating discharging technique to 12 cocoa-rising communities in the Jap and Ashanti Locations by Nestle Ghana and Ghana Red Cross Culture at Kadewaso to commemorate Globe H2o Working day, the Atewa East Health Director Vida Efua Afful revealed that purchasers who check out their centers are from time to time prevented from employing sanitary facilities because of to absence of drinking water at health facilities.
“We attraction for mechanised boreholes for the facility. Ordinarily, university small children fetch drinking water for the nurses to use for their work. It is definitely worrying, particularly the amenities with midwifery expert services. In some cases we have to invest in the drinking water. They do not even have a polytank, just smaller containers, so just before the day’s providers start out, the nurses themselves have to fetch water to refill the types employed a night prior to.”
Talking on the topic “Ground Drinking water: Building the Invisible Visible”, the President of the Ghana Red Cross Society Kwame Gyimah Akwafo elevated considerations about the destruction and deficiency of suitable protection of all-natural h2o resources.
“It is very a really depressing predicament. Lack of potable drinking water is a single, and the destruction and lack of appropriate utilization of even our water sources is an additional dilemma. As I reported in my presentation, our consideration should be shifted to groundwater, which is just one of the most reliable sources of drinking water.”
Mr. Gyimah having said that referred to as on standard leaders, group leaders, and the direct involvement of the general public to intensify community instruction on the require to conclude galamsey and its similar destruction to water bodies.
“I believe all of us have a aspect to play, and public education and learning ought to be at all entrance and not just the protect of central authorities. All of us can be a conduit for public education and learning. We might not be ready to eradicate it fully, but we will lessen it and be sure that our water ranges and resources will be sustainable for the potential.”
Meanwhile, the Ghana Drinking water Business Restricted in the Eastern Location is calling on estate developers and non-public individuals to desist from encroaching buffer zones of water bodies.
According to the h2o organization, buffer zones of the Birim and Densu Rivers are beneath attack by these developers who are clearing the zones for construction and farming, a problem the firm believes has the inclination to disrupt their functions.
The Eastern Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Drinking water Firm Restricted, Kwadwo Daase spoke to Citi Information about a variety of operational issues confronting the company in the location.
“On this day, the vital challenge is the payment of expenditures. Anything about our procedure is dependent on the revenues we produce, so the more we are owed, the much more distress we are set in. One more operational obstacle is h2o theft. Our pipelines are also getting wrecked.”