The president told Parliament on Thursday that communities facing water shortages now have access to water.
Mahama failed to admit water crisis situation - Nana Addo
The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party has hit hard at President John Mahama for failing to recognise the water crisis currently being faced in the country during his presentation of the State of the Nation Address on Thursday.
Member of Parliament for the Keta constituency Richard Quashigah has rubbished claims by the President that communities facing water shortages now have access to water.
Presenting the 'Real State of the Nation Address' on Monday, Nana Akufo-Addo wondered if the president does not have evidence of water shortages being experienced b y the people of the country.
"We have a drought situation in Ghana. Large tracts of farmlands and crops have been lost," the presidential candidate added.
He added that it was disappointing to realise that less than 24 hours after the president delivered the State of the Nation Address, Member of Parliament for the Keta constituency Richard Quashigah came out to say that his constituency is still suffering from water shortages.
The Minister of Water resources also subsequently told parliament about the water crisis being faced in the country, a comment the flagbearer of the NPP believes is at variant with the president's claims.
Shortage of water has hit areas including Winneba, Tamale, Sekondi, Ningo and Nsawam for over two weeks now due to the drying up of the main sources of water supply for the GWCL.
The Minister of Water Resources, Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah has subsequently warned that Ghana's natural water supply is at risk of depletion if measures are not taken early to arrest the growing rate of the reduction caused by natural and human factors.
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