As part of effort to put an end to water borne diseases, the Ogun State Government has provided 13 Solar Powered Borehole projects for communities in Yewa North Local Government Area of the State.
The State Commissioner for Rural Development, Engr. Taiwo Oludotun who made this known a day training workshop and symbolic handing over of the project, organised by the State Rural Water Sanitation Agency (RUWATSAN), for community self-selected Water Sanitation and Hygiene Committee (WASHCOM), in Ayetoro, said the Government is committed to improving the well-being of the people.
Oludotun, represented by the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Mr. Adekunle Oyesanwen, said the primary aim of the training was for communities to take ownership of the boreholes, maintain and provide adequate security that would guarantee the protection and durability of the facility.
He therefore urged the benefitting communities to ensure the maintenance of the project, as it would spur government to do more.
Also speaking, the Program Manager, RUWATSAN, Mr. Sola Ogunbo, said ‘’the idea of constituting WASHCOM is to ensure the safety of the project. They will be the one to monitor it, as it has now become the property of their respective communities’’.
Speaking on behalf of the WASHCOM members, Chief Adeniyi Adekunle of Agbawo and Chief Ajofoba Ajani of Oke Irori communities, appreciated the State Government for the project, saying it would go a long way in enhancing their livelihood and also put water borne diseases at bay.
Communities that benefitted from the project are Ijaka-Oke, Agbawo, Oke-Irori, Imoto Yewa among others.