The District Chief Executive (DCE) for West Gonja District of the Savannah Region, Hon Saeed Muhazu Jibril has stopped water tankers from supplying residents of Damongo with water from the main source of water following the change in colour and continues dying of water species in the dam.
Many residents of the Savannah regional capital Damongo believes the dam might have been poisoned for the second time by some fisher folks resulting to the contamination of the water whilst some are of the believe that some group of vegetable farmers also around the dam might have been using some chemicals to spray their crops that have found its way into the water source leading to the contamination of the water.
Hon. Jibreel therefore had no option than to stop the water tankers from supplying residents of the contaminated water to avoid the outbreak of any form of sickness in Damongo.
Meanwhile, there is an acute water shortage in the Damongo township for the past two days with residents travelling to nearby communities in such for water.
The poisoned dam constructed in 1963, has been a source of livelihood for many farmers in the Damongo district.
Source: nkilgifmonline.com/Zion Abdul- Rauf