The Executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its Parliamentary candidate for Krowor Constituency Agnes Naa Momo Lartey is calling on Akufo Addo led government to ensure the Nungua Desalination Plant is opened as soon as possible and stop making empty promises.
The water plant which has current been shut down is making it difficult to supply water to residents of Nungua, Teshie, Spintex and Tema in the face of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak which Ghana has confirmed seven (7) cases.
The NDC and Madam Momo Lartey noted if water is not flowing through taps, it will make it difficult to manage the Coronavirus outbreak. this is after Ghana confirmed seven (7) cases of the outbreak.
“We are facing water challenges and in the period of the Coronavirus outbreak: we are been called to wash our hands constantly. So am calling on government to open the desalination plant in Nungua to ensure water flows”, they said in statement.
The statement further called on all residents of Krowor (Nungua) to remain calm and stay safe in these unsettling times.
‘’we entreat them to continue practicing frequent hand washing with soap under running water using what is called the Veronica bucket, with the pipes; frequent application of alcohol-based hand sanitizer as recommended by World Health Organization (WHO).
It further called on operators of the plant to equally provide education on the safety of what has come to be known s the waste water from the plant to residents who are using it for household chores such as washing, bathing and cleaning of utensils.
If opened, the Nungua Desalination Water Plant can supply 60,000 cubic meters of water on a daily basis.
Head of Communication for the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Stanley Matey yesterday ask people to begin to store water as the GWCL is going to rationalize water in the coming days.
He attributed the rationing to the closure of the Nungua desalination plant, the dry season and galamsey activities.