The chiefs and people of Agona Akwa-Kwaa in the Central Region, have appealed to the Government to provide them with potable water.
They also called on Mr Poku Sawyer, the Member of Parliament for the area to put pragmatic measures in place to facilitate the supply of water to help eradicate water-borne diseases.
Nana Afriyie Akwah IV, the Chief of Agona-Kwaa in the Agona East District made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency.
He said: “Water is life but our lives are seriously in danger. Our community with the population of over 3,000 people drink from unsafe river, which made us sick and visit the clinic every day.”
In another development, Mr Oduro Ampaw, the Assembly Member for New Weija in the Ga South Municipality of Accra has called on the Department of Urban Roads to fix traffic lights on Ayigbe Town highway junction to control the speed of drivers.
He said the rate of pedestrian knockings and deaths by vehicles was too alarming and that the provision of the traffic lights would help control the situation.
“In fact over 15 people within the period of three months have lost their lives when crossing the road at the junction and it is heart-breaking for us as residents in the area,” Mr Ampaw said.
He however advised pedestrians to be cautious while crossing the road.
Mr Ampaw appealed to the newly appointed Municipal Chief Executive for the area, Mr Joseph Stephen Nyami to pursue the request for the immediate installation of the traffic lights to save lives.