Some soldiers at the Burma Camp have resorted to defecating in the bush due to inadequate supply of pipe borne water in the camp.
Speaking to our reporter, one junior ranked officer who agreed to speak on an account of anonymity, said they resorted to easing themselves in the bush because of the erratic supply of water. He said water runs through their pipes once or twice in a week making it difficult for them to use the washrooms in their flats.
Officers who are on duty when the water flows are at a disadvantage since they will not be able to store water for use for the rest of the week.
One can clearly see drums and “Kuffour gallons” use for conserving water displayed in the corridors of their flats upon a visit. The condition of their toilets was indeed in a bad state when we visited the place even though we were not allowed take pictures.
The officers say they have complained to their superiors and have gone ahead to talk to Ghana Water Company a number of times, but nothing has been done about the situation.
They are calling on the Ghana Water Company to as a matter of urgency expedite action to restore constant water supply to the camp before any outbreak of disease hits the camp.