OFNC,TASTE-NIGERIA donate capacity solar-powered borehole to Kaduna IDP camp

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Overseas Fellowship of Nigerian Christians (OFNC) in the United Kingdom has donated a 25,000 liter capacity solar-powered borehole to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) settlement at Ungwan Waziri, Buwaya, Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.

The borehole was in collaboration with a non-governmental organisation known as Transfer of Appropriate Sustainable Technology and Expertise (TASTE-Nigeria).

The N12 million worth of water, sanitation and hygiene (wash) project is the fourth in Chikun local government and seventh in Kaduna state so far executed by TASTE with support from different development partners.

Programme Officer, TASTE- Nigeria, Jonathan Makan during the official commissioning and handing over of the facility at Ungwan Waziri, said the Lawmaker Representing Chikun Local Government Constituency in Kaduna State House of Assembly, Mr. Chawaza Ayuba Ishaku approached TASTE-Nigeria to intervene in providing water to the camp.

The Lawmaker Representing Chikun Local Government Constituency in Kaduna State House of Assembly, Mr. Chawaza Ayuba Ishaku, saidn there are about ten displaced persons camps/settlements in his constituency each lacking basic facilities like water, toilet, health, school and power supply.

“Water is life. Having seen the plight of my people, I reached out to an NGO known as TASTE-Nigeria headquartered in Abuja to intervene in the provision of water sanitation and hygiene facilities and I’m happy that my plea has been translated into concrete facilities we are commissioning today,” he said.

 

Ward Head, Ungwan Waziri, Bitrus Waziri, commended the donating partners saying “we used to get available not necessarily safe or clean water from wells and streams. But this is clean water that will help reduce out-of-pocket expenses resulting from many diseases that used to plague us.

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