Gyakiti is a town in the east of Ghana just an hour journey from Akosombo.
Residents of Gyakiti  in the Asuogyaman
District of the Eastern  Region have resorted to
drinking stinky and muddy water after the
only borehole which served the community
broke down.
According to residents, there are left with no
other option than to drink the contaminated
water to quench their thirst.
In an interview with FOKA a broadcast Journalist who also come from the same village , the women and children  who are mostly affected
revealed that, they now share water from the
only well  with cattle and other domestic
“We’re suffering too much because we walk
longer distances just to fetch the dirty and
stinky water for our domestic chores” a
resident told FOKA.
They fear the situation if not resolved as a
matter of urgency could trigger a pandemic
in the town.
Chief of Gyakiti , Nana Otuabeng  V in
an interview with Asuogyaman fm and said, the
community has over the years been battling
with water crisis.
He noted that the borehole broke down
because both indigenes and residents in
nearby towns all relied on it for water.
“Government must come to our aid now
because we always suffer before we get water
to drink” he said.
Nana Otuabeng V indicated that, all
attempts to get the district assembly and the
Ministry of Water Resources, Works and
Housing to intervene in the situation has
proven futile.
“I’m currently under pressure as a chief to
provide water for my people, so government
must come and help us out because the
situation will be getting worse once we only
depend on the dam”
Meanwhile, the District Chief Executive for Asuogyaman Hon. Thomas Ampem Darko  said he has
received several complaints from the
residents in the area over the water
challenges but the assembly is doing all they
can to get the community borehole.
Finally , since FOKA is also from Gyakiti he is challenging Nana Ansah kwao of JOY News who is also a chief at Adumasa to use his medium or platform to direct stakeholders mind to Gyakiti and it surroundings because their road network is also bad so Frank Owusu Kojo Asiamah (FOKA) on behalf of the village is appealing to NGO’S to get a borehole for the community to avert
possible waterborne diseases.
Source:Frank Owusu Kojo Asiamah (FOKA)


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