The Why Factor - The Tap
In a rural community in southern Ghana the simple addition of taps is changing lives. But how will it re-shape the area for future generations?
This is the story of what happens when running water comes to town. In a rural backwater in southern Ghana the instillation of a network of standpipes six years ago made life feel more safe and secure. But very soon land prices shot up and the rich began to move in, connecting their own private taps to the water system and draining the reservoir. The simple addition of taps has changed this region forever – but what does it mean for the everyday lives of the people that live there?
- Broadcast on BBC World Service, 11:32AM Mon, 26 Nov 2012
- Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
- First broadcast BBC World Service, 7:32PM Fri, 23 Nov 2012
- Duration 18 minutes