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Water crisis hit university community in Tamale


IMG-20160221-WA0002Residents at Sagnarigu Dungu in the Tamale Metropolis are making a passionate appeal to the member of parliament for Tamale south constituency, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, to help them get potable drinking water.

The community which houses the University for Development Studies Central Administration and the medical school has been without pipe-borne water for well over 12 years.

The only dug-out serving Dungu, Nyohini Yapala and the surrounding communities gets dry up like many dug-outs in the northern region compounding their water problem.

Last Saturday members of the community gathered to drill holes to draw water in their dug-out and complained bitterly about the neglect of their problems by both Tamale metropolitan assembly and their parliamentary representative. They said several  attempts by the community to get their water problem addressed by the authorities have gone unheeded.

Speaking to Zaa news, the assembly man of the area, Mumuni Haruna explained that for  struggling with the water problem for well over twelve and the MP for the area seems to be paying little attention to their plight. The dam dries up during the dry season leaving both the UDS students and the community members traveling long distances in search of water.

According to the assembly man, what saddens him is the fact that in the 21st century, members of the Sagnarigu Dungu community have to vie with pigs, cattle and other livestock for muddy water.

Some members of the community who shared their frustrations with Zaa News expressed fears of a possible outbreak of water-borne diseases if the assembly and the MP for Tamale south do not come to their aid.

By; Prince Kwame Tamakloe/


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