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Water Shortage Hits Banjul

Jul 14, 2008, 6:59 AM | Article By: By Pa Modou Faal

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Residents of Banjul yesterday experienced serious water shortage, prompting people to walk from Banjul to the GGC headquarters in Saaro whilst others had to travel all the way to their relatives in the Kombos to fetch water for their various households.

Reports reaching this paper have it that the water problem was brought about by the sudden bursting of the main pipe around Mile 2.

Our Sources further stated that the officials of the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) were busy working at the area to bring normalcy in the situation.

Some of the residents who spoke to The Point have called on NAWEC to remedy the situation as soon as possible, commending officials of the Fire and Ambulance Services for their assistance during the difficult moment.

Meanwhile, at the time of going to press, reports from Banjul have spoken of the situation having been remedied as flow of water resumed.