Communities in Plateau LGA decry perennial water scarcity


Communities in Plateau LGA decry perennial water scarcity

The people of Yola, Takdan and Gumshar communities of Wase Local Government Council in Plateau State have raised an alarm over the perennial water scarcity which has inflicted hardship on them as they have to trek 25 kilometres in search of portable water from the ption.

They expressed concern and grief over the lack of potable water especially during the dry season and appealed to the authorities to come to their aide.
The residents of the affected settlements lambasted the present administration’s lackadaisical attitude, vowing not to vote them again if a stable water supply is not provided in rural areas of Wase LGA.

The village head of Gumshar, Malam Dauda, who spoke with at his palace, said that most of the borehole dug was unused because of poor service from the contractors.

“We are in dire need of intervention in the areas of water, roads construction to connect us to the national grid. The areas are blessed with available water underneath but the contractors mostly dug 30 to 50 metres instead of 150 metres,” Dauda said.

The village head added that his community and the neighbouring communities are doing their best to provide their own wells.

He revealed that they were using the same water as their animals in the areas.

Dauda urged government to come to their rescue and provide them with good water in the communities as water is life.

Communities in Plateau LGA decry perennial water scarcity


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