Government to restore Pankshin water treatment plant

The Plateau State Government has reaffirmed its commitment towards providing portable water to its citizens. This affirmation came during the visit of the Commissioner for Water Resources and Energy Idi Waziri to the Pankshin Water treatment plant with the hope of rehabilitating the plant.

The commissioner was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Hannatu Dantong, the General Manager Plateau State Water Board Dr Eugene Pam and a European Union Consultant Leslie Tinker. According to the Commissioner, the visit to the Pankshin treatment plant is to access the challenges confronting the plant with the hope of receiving EU intervention in the rehabilitation of the plant. Responding, the EU consultant said he has identified challenges of the treatment plant to include obsolete equipment that need to be replaced and promise to provide the needed support. He assured the Commissioner of bringing more technical team to the treatment plant to ascertain the level of intervention needed.

Chairman Pankshin Local Government, Samuel Goar appreciated the effort shown by the Plateau State Government to restore water supply in the area and promised to focus on the supply of portable water to his people to avert any outbreak of diseases and also promise to supply diesel weekly for the use of the generating set within the treatment plant.

The Commissioner and his team also visited the Barkin Ladi pump house as part of their tour.

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