Some members of the Legon Hall Junior Common Room (JCR) in Annex A are threatening to boycott this year’s electoral process meant to elect new substantive executives to spearhead the affairs of students.
They argue that their decision forms part of measures to ensure that the acute water shortage issue that residents are confronted with is resolved.
The members are mainly continuing students who completed their first semester of the University of Ghana modular system.
“We are not going to vote for any candidate who is running for JCR portfolio and we are not going to allow any aspirant to campaign on this block as well. Until the water shortage issue is fixed, we are not taking part of the electioneering process,” Leader of concerned Legon Annex A resident said.
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.