Water Aid hands over boreholes to Kanke LG

Water Aid Nigeria has handed over boreholes maintenance tools to the Kanke Local Government Council (LGC) for onward usage, especially to the benefitting communities in the area.
General Manager, Plateau Rural Water Supply and Sanitation agency (PROWASSA) Engineer, Peter Kassam who was represented by the agency’s Director, Community Mobilization, Mr. Solomon Kaze handed over the tools to the Management Committee Chairman, Hon. Yohana T. Panshak through the council’s Secretary, Mr. Bitrus A. Gorip at the council Legislative Chamber, last Friday.
Engr. Kassam told the chairman and the community leaders that, the tools presented were meant for the maintenance of the boreholes, which is expected to be used for the repairs of the already sunk boreholes by trained artisans.
He urged the benefiting communities to take good care of the boreholes and the tools given to them, adding that, Water Aid would soon pull out of the project in the state.
He said the water project provided to the benefiting communities in the area was very important because they said “Water is life”.
Speaking on the significance of sanitation, the General manger Encouraged every household in the area to build toilets in order to stop open defecation, saying that, “health is wealth.
Engr. Kassam maintained that, building toilets would help in preventing any outbreak of disease and stressed the need for the people to always live in a clean environment at all times.
He advised people of the area to also imbibe the culture of washing their hands after going to the toilet before eating, advising that, “prevention is better than cure”.
He then called on the LGC to support WASU financially, no matter how small, so that they could operate without any problem.
Responding shortly after receiving the maintenance tools, the council Chairman, Hon. Yohanna T. Panshak who was represented by the Secretary, Hon. Bitrus A. Gorip appreciated the Water Aid Nigeria for its immense contribution to the water sector in his locality.
Hon. Panshak affirmed that, most of the communities in Kanke LGA were the direct beneficiaries of the donor’s support both in constructing boreholes and building of some toilets, adding that, the people of the area were very proud of the donors show of love and concern.
He said that, the LGC would do all it could to ensure that, its people sustain all that were done by the donor.
He said so far, the LGC has released the sum of N750,000 to WASU and assured them of the councils continued support.
He added that, the LGC would continue to do everything humanly possible to ensure that, the people were provided with safe drinking water, saying that, despite the council’s lean resources, it has started repairing some of the broken water boreholes facilities.
In their separate remarks, Ngolong Bwan, Nde Sala Ndam and the LGC WASU coordinator, Mr. Amos Goshit both expressed happiness and thanked water Aid Nigeria for having 36 communities at heart in their projects, which they said have touched the lives of their people positively.
According to them, most of the benefiting communities were no longer trekking long distances before fetching water and assured them of good maintenance of all the facilities given them.


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