by William Ntim-Boadu
Not that we are backward in every sense of the word, but sometimes some of the things that happen here on the continent will make your jaw drop in marvel.
My surprise? how more than half of the twenty and over million population in my country do not have access to portable treated water and yet each rainy season- as you may already be aware, we have two seasons; the dry and the wet seasons- we are showered with water for close to five months intermittently and virtually all the rain run into streams, rivers and of course some get absorbed deep into the ground without trapping much or any at all for treatment and use or for direct domestic use while we buy treated bottled water for drinking.
Is it due to poverty? - the easiest targeted excuse for failing to do anything meaningful for our lives-in a country where recent reforms in the Banking and Financial services sector have seen banks chasing customers into their homes to offer credit facilities? or that we are looking up to Government as we sadly do always, to extend infrastructural facilities for the distribution of portable water to our homes.