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Water shortage hits UG campus; some students go days without bathing

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The University of Ghana has been hit by acute water shortage as students from the various halls of residence are left to the reality of unavailability of water in the examination week.

While residents of the various halls have been lodging complaints on the inconvenience being caused, the situation is ripe in the traditional halls with some students going days without bathing.


As of Thursday [Nov 29] some residents of the Commonwealth hall were seen climbing up the hill to fetch water with some other residents in the annexes of the Mensah Sarbah and Akuafo halls trooping to the Mensah Sarbah main hall to take their bath.

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Some of the students who spoke to Univers News on the issue said that for about three days now, water has not been flowing in their various blocks; a situation which has made their washrooms untidy and forced them to either go days without bathing or visit friends in other halls to take their bath.


According to some of the JCR executives of the affected halls, the situation had been brought to the notice of management and that steps were being taken to curb the situation.

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“WE ARE AWARE OF THE SITUATION AND HAVE REPORTED IT TO MANAGEMENT AND STEPS ARE BEING TAKEN TO CURB THE SITUATION”, JCR PRESIDENT OF AKUAFO HALL, KINGSLEY BOATENG TOLD UNIVERS NEWS.

Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports available to Univers News suggest that, the Ghana Water Company Limited has cut its supply to the university due to the high debts owed it by the university.


By: Manuel Koranteng and Elliot Nuertey / universnewsroom

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