Residents of the Legon Hall Annex A on the University of Ghana have to brace themselves as the acute water shortage which started in the month of May enters its fifth week.
For over twenty-eight days consecutively, no drop of water flows through bathroom showers, and water closets are dry.
The situation creates some level of inconvenience in the hall as some residents are complaining about the deplorable nature of the washrooms.
Janitors also share the views of students as the use of water is inseparable from their duty.
Students who are residing in the facility are obliged to walk for about 300 meters daily to fetch water at the nearly Graduate block (Legon Hall Annex C).
While some Medical students describe the situation as terrible and the herculean task that behooves them every day, others say “they are coping”.
“My room is on the fourth floor and you can imagine the hustle and bustle I go through every morning and evening in order to bath and ease myself. It is terrible. I am a medical student and often, I have a 7:30 class on Korle-Bu Campus so I have to do this up and down around 5 am. It is not easy,” One Famous said.
“Going to Annex C every day to fetch water has become part of me. Even though it is challenging, I have learnt to cope with it like that,” Moses, a third-year Law student said.
Some of the hall assistants told Univers News the prolonged acute water shortage in the facility is due to the fact that the reservoir is empty.
“There is no problem with our pump. It was repaired of late and I can confidently tell you that the pump is in good state. The main issue is that there is no water in the reservoir. Sometimes, we monitor the pressure with which water flows from the pipe that is in front of the hall to determine whether or not there is water in the reservoir to pump,” They told Univers News off record.