Wednesday, 2 November 2016

No Water, No Road, No Toilet, No Vote!

It's election season again in Ghana, and as I cycled through Langma, I noticed glossy political posters making shiny promises pasted all around this poor community.

Langma is the quieter sister of Kokrobite. It has a number of really lovely holiday resorts and attracts a lot of tourism; and that is the Langma I was used to, until I decided to pay attention.  

I saw some young people carrying water on their heads or wearing their empty basins like scarves. I asked them where they get their water from, and they introduced me to Awusavi- a pond of murky brown water. 

Awusavi is the ONLY water the people of Langma have. The only water source.

I asked Hannah if she will be voting this year. She replied: "This year, no water, no road, no toilet, no vote".


In another life, Alia should have been finishing Senior High or be in the university already but she’s not complaining. In fact, s...