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20 Ghana Cedis (approximately USD 5.20) held in the hand of Gifty Brace, who operates a commercial water point on behalf of her mother, being payment for a tanker-load of water. As piped water supplies are erratic or even non-existent in many parts of the city, residents are often forced to acquire water in other ways and those who can afford to do so have large quantities delivered to their homes by tanker trucks and store it in tanks; those with more modest means must purchase it daily by the bucket.