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Rep sinks 72 boreholes in Kaura communities

Gwani, who conducted newsmen round some of the projects yesterday said that the boreholes became necessary to minimise water-borne diseases that were common among the…

Gwani, who conducted newsmen round some of the projects yesterday said that the boreholes became necessary to minimise water-borne diseases that were common among the rural dwellers in the state.
“A healthy people are an asset to the nation and that is the essence of these projects,’’ Gwani said shortly after confirming that the projects were all functional and serving the communities.
He said that 50 more boreholes would soon be sunk in areas still in dire need of good water, adding that some people were still forced to rely on streams for drinking water.
Gwani also inspected the ongoing work electricity projects in Kukum Daji, Zakwa and Garaje communities and particularly, lauded the World Bank for accepting to execute the projects to enhance the rurual dwellers’ living standards.
He promised to work toward extendng the electricty project to Attakar, adding that efforts would also be made to encourage individuals and corporate bodies to take advantage of the power supply to establish cottage indutries.
“We expect such industries to open job opportunities and help to check unempoyment in the country,’’ he said.
Gwani said that he was also working toward the execution an irrigtion project in Madamai community, noting that the project would boost farming actvities in the dry season. (NAN)

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