One of the fastest developing communities in Wa West has been hit by Drought, this has been repeating for decades yet little has been done to resolve the issue.
water is life, they say. But there has been a perennial water problem in Nyoli, an economic community in the Wa West District. Nyoli is known to have the biggest market centre in the whole of Wa West, but why is it so difficult to get water in the community? Every year around this time the people suffer a lot in search of water. There are times they have to travel all the way to Ga, a nearby community about 2km away, to fetch water using donkey carts or tricycles. And that is still dam water.
But what about the poor who can’t afford to pay for the services of the donkey carts or tricycle?
This year residents decided to engage in communal labour in search of water, but their efforts seem to be proving futile. Public opinions gathered in reaction to the issue has it that there is unnecessary deforestation and bush burning in the community which has resulted in the unexpected drought.
A drought is a period of below-average precipitation in a given region, resulting in prolonged shortages in the water supply, whether atmospheric, surface water or ground water.
Credit: Radio Waa, Edited By Upperwestmedia.net