Bauchi residents cry out over lack of clean water

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Bauchi Residents of the Kankarofi/Bakin Kura area of Bauchi metropolis have lamented the acute shortage of pipe-borne water supply in the area which has made them prone to water-borne diseases most especially, cholera.

The women leader of the area, Khadija Mohammed said that for the past five years now the residents have been living without a clean source of water supply.

“As it is now, residents of the area only get water supply once every week specifically on Tuesdays 31 December 2019. The development has negatively affected the lives of the people because of the struggle for water. Children no longer go to school while married women who are in purdah are forced to come out,” She said.

The women leader who was sympathetic about the situation appealed to all relevant authorities to come to their aid in order to avoid the outbreak of pipe-borne diseases particularly cholera.

Another resident of the area, Bashir Umar expressed displeasure over the situation which he said needs to be taken care of urgently in order to avoid cholera outbreak considering that residents of the area are at risk.

He appealed to the government as a matter of urgency come to the aid of the residents saying that they are not enjoying social amenities particularly clean water.

In another area of the metropolis, Kandahar, the situation is the same as residents of the area are finding it difficult to access clean water alleging that most times when water is released, they find all sorts of worms and maggots inside.

While reacting to the development, Managing Director of Bauchi State Urban Water, Sewerage Corporation, Engineer Aminu Aliyu Gital said that the government is aware of the situation and is doing everything humanly possible to tackle it once and for all pleading however for time.

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