Following WikkiTimes’s story detailing how locals in Gamawo, a suburb of Bauchi State suffer acute water scarcity, the leadership of Rural Water Sanitation and Hygiene Agency (RUWASSA) said it would construct accessible and safe-drinking water for the community.
WikkiTimes had earlier reported that the locals have been in dire situation for more than four decades without access to good water.
Women in the community said they have to trek faraway distance to a stream where they fetch contaminated water for their daily usage.
Meanwhile, Ibrahim Babagana, RUWASSA’s mobilization officer told WikkiTimes that the General Manager of the agency has given a nod for the construction of a water facility in the area, urging stakeholders of the community to visit the agency for a brief discussion.
He explained that approval has been given to the agency to construct five boreholes in each local government of the state, with two hand-held pumps and three solar-powered pumps apart from the rehabilitation of twenty boreholes each across the state.
“I met the GM and I intimated to him about the community, he said let the community pay an advocacy visit to the agency and tell us the location where the water facility will be sited,” he said. “The State Governor has given us the go-ahead and released funds for the construction of five boreholes, two handpumps and three solar-powered water pumps in each local government of the state. We are also going to rehabilitate twenty boreholes in each of the local governments.