A Water Crisis Threatens Ghana's Economic Growth

Ghana’s people and businesses struggle as decrepit infrastructure crumbles
Photograph by Nyani Quarmyne/Panos

Charity Atter’s maid, Eva Tetteh, lowers a bucket deep into a well and waits about two minutes for the water to collect inside. Atter, a 37-year-old widow who lives in one of the fast-growing suburbs of Accra, Ghana’s capital, has been relying on well water for three years. “The water situation we’re facing here is a very difficult problem,” she says as she tends customers at her vegetable store in front of her house.

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