Residents of Parambo-Sawaba in the Pru District of the Brong Ahafo Region are living in fear of a possible cholera outbreak anytime soon as they have been forced to drink water from a contaminated river, following the abandoning of a water plant in the community.
Parambo-Sawaba with a population of 8,000 depends on an unwholesome water created from the Volta Lake where it shares with cattle on daily basis.
Diarrhoea is the second top disease recorded by the Parambo Health Centre, according to statistics from the place.
In 2016, 72 diarrhoea cases were recorded.
A water treatment plant, which used to serve the community, has not been working since 2009.
The Volta Lake overflew its banks and affected the pump at the plant, which has since then been left unattended to, leaving the water plant being taken over by weeds.
Assembly Member for Parambo-Sawaba, Suleiman Yusif Badi, in an interview with Today, said the situation was worrying and affecting lives in the Parambo-Sawaba community.
He revealed that as an Assembly member he had pushed on several occasions for the Pru District Assembly to fix the pump at the water plant but to no avail.
By: Michael Sarpong Mfum, Parambo-Sawaba, Brong Ahafo