Both Ghana and Nigeria are suffering from major water shortages and the causes are not entirely known. An investigation by Steve Sapienza for PBS looks at how Nigeria’s Ameto Akpe and Ghana’s Samuel Agyemang are holding their respective governments through investigative reporting.
Here is a small snip-it from the report:
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STEVE SAPIENZA: In the neighboring country of Ghana, residents of the capital, Accra, are frustrated with the government’s failure to provide a reliable supply of piped fresh water, this despite Ghana’s ample water resources and a steady flow of foreign aid for water projects.
About four years ago, when Accra was experiencing severe water shortages, the public named these containers Kufuor gallons after the sitting president. Now reporter Samuel Agyemang is asking why these containers are still found in area neighborhoods.
Samuel Agyemang is an award-winning reporter who anchors the national evening news for Metro TV.
SAMUEL AGYEMANG, Metro TV: Hello. Good evening. And welcome to the weekend news.
STEVE SAPIENZA: His investigation into illegal nighttime water tapping led him to pursue the much bigger problem of gaps in water access citywide. The story starts right in his own backyard, the seaside enclave known as Teshie.