Residents of the Mensah Sarbah Hall at the University of Ghana in the coming days are to expect constant water supply as the Junior Common Room (JCR) executives of the hall have commenced the refurbishment of a borehole inside the hall.
A communique signed by the Publicity Committee of the hall on Monday, April 19, 2021, indicated that this comes after months of tireless lobbying.
The communique stated that “work has already commenced to refurbish boreholes at Annex B and Block E of Sarbah Hall. The borehole at Block E when refurbished is expected to serve both blocks E and F of the main hall.”
This, the communique stated, “is one of the numerous projects being championed by the leadership of the JCR”
Residents of the Mensah Sarbah Hall Annex C, early last month lamented the inconsistent flow of water in the hall.
The residents stated that the inconsistent flow of water was reducing the level of sanitation of some of the washrooms in the hall.
According to the residents of the block, the washrooms were flooded for days but the taps were not flowing, a situation they found difficult to understand.
Speaking to UniversNews, they called on the Management of the hall and the Junior Common Room (JCR) executives to intervene and resolve the issue.
“Sometimes, I prefer using the washroom in some administrative facilities on campus because of the nature of our washroom at the hall because the place is usually flooded but you will be shocked that when you open the tap, it doesn’t flow. Management and the JCR should come to our aid as soon as possible,” A resident told UniversNews.
A cross-section of the residents on the ground floor of the hall mentioned that the tap flowed in the washrooms four out of the seven days in the week.
“Bathroom taps flow only from Sunday to Wednesday every week. Most of the time you just have to go out and fetch water for use to prevent touching all the taps in the washroom considering this pandemic era we are in,” They said
Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | universnewsroom.com