Acute Water Shortage Hits UEW- Main Campus

In what started as the usual on and off closure of taps has rather taken a different twist as for the past three or four days students of the University of Education, Winneba -main campus have been without water.

One could hear the cries of the Polytanks when hit indicating their emptiness. Students can be seen moving round holding one thing or the other in hand with the hope to chance on water popping out miraculously.

One cannot stand the unpleasant odour emanating from the end rooms since they have not seen the act of flash for days.  The health of the students is at risk, with the fear of a possible outbreak of typhoid looming if the situation is not curtail.

Similar situation happened somewhere last two semester but thanks to the swift response of the School's management and the SRC, the situation was addressed

In an attempt to find out what could be the cause of the shortage this time round, the municipal manager of the Ghana water company - Winneba reveal that the situation is due to the fact that, the Ayensu River which happens to be the main source of water supply is currently dried up, and unless it rains, it will be very difficult to get normal water supply through our taps. He added, however, that the shortage is not only affecting the University community but the entire Winneba Municipality.

As at now, students of University of Education, Winneba- main campus are yet to experience any remedy to this situation. Frustration is boldly written on the face of students as they move along with their daily routines.

In an interview with some of the students, they express their dissatisfaction at the situation and call on management and the SRC to respond to their plight as soon as possible. Others bemoan the situation as they believe it has resulted in high cost of feeding since they resort to buying food outside simply because there is no water to cook with.

Also, a visit to some selected lecture halls today has seen an appreciable decrease in attendance.

One question lingering over my mind ever since the situation has hit its peek is that, is the University not having boreholes which can be use as situational remedies in times like this?

As to when the above question is answered, the students are still in dilemma hoping for a miracle to befall them.

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