As you read this, 121 families in the Yipala community are have to drink from polluted water sources.
Yipala is within the Damongo Town Council of the West Gonja district in the northern region. It is about 4 kilometres from Damongo along the Damongo-Sawla major road.
It has a population of about 958 people and with 121 households. About 53 % of the population is female and 47% male. Dagabas are the major/dominant ethnic group with Sissala, Mamprusi and Fulanis as minority groups.
Farming is the major economic activity of the people. The community has a public primary school and a junior High School. The sources of drinking water are a dam which is about 2 kilometres and rainfall.