The support officer at the Central Police Station, Assistant Superintendent of Police S.B Kargbo, has blamed the Guma Valley Water Company for the shortage of water at the Central Police Station.
ASP Kargbo said the water shortage at the station had created a situation where suspects held in the cells at times bought water or water sent for them by relatives.
He said even police officers at times dipped out of their pockets to buy water and that it became difficult when there were more than 50 suspects who used water not only to drink but to use in the toilets.
ASP Kargbo mentioned that, “there is a standing water pipe and it opens sometimes at night but whenever there is shortage of it we buy water for the suspects”.
He agreed that the cells stank because of the lack of water.
On what he had done to tackle that he said “I have written a report to the director of estate at Kingtom reporting also the toilet facility at the entire building and the shortage of water. The blame should not go to the police but directly to Guma Valley because it is their responsibility to supply us with water.”
Guma’s PRO, Joseph Musa, reacted that the water pressure supplied to the Western Area had now reduced because of the dry season.
He said the water supply would increase during the rains but stressed that one major problem that some areas did not receive water was because of broken pipes.
Joseph Musa explained that when these pipes were faulty they were not reported to Guma but cautioned that Guma Valley’s pipes should be protected to allow the flow of water.