Global Communities, a Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), has on 2nd March, 2021, Commissioned a small town water system for the people of Kalba and its surroundings in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District of the Savannah Region .
The water plant, which is constructed by Global Communities with support from the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, will provide sustained portable water to the doorsteps of over four thousand residents of Kalba and its surroundings.
The water system has storage tank capacity of 100,000 litres (21,997 gallons).
Delivering a speech at a short ceremony in Kalba, the DCE for the District, Hon. Lawal Tamimu, said “the Organizations is a non profit-making body which started its operating in 2015 in the our District and has assisted us, as people in several capacities in curbing the sanitation challenges of our communities”.
He furthered that, the NGO assisted the Assembly in achieving total effective sanitation in our communities by aiding people to construct household toilets which necessitated the District 2nd position Nation-Wide interms of Open Dedication Free (ODF).
The DCE emphasised that the Assembly over the years have made tremendous efforts in providing Water facilities to the good people of the District especially in the rural areas.
As a result of that, about sixty percent of our rural communities have been provided with boreholes remaining forty percent.
“We have also constructed Dams under the Government policy (1v1d).
He added this type of water system was first constructed by Global Communities for the people of Tuna in 2019, and today we are here to commission another for the people of Kalba.
Kalbawura Alhaji Amaliya Saaka was highly elated and commended all stakeholders who pulled their resources to make the project a reality.
The chief assured the NGO that they will make good use of the Water System, and also urged Global Communities to provide the surrounding villages like Jorchimyiri Kulbi, Gaakong and Saru with portable drinking water.
The Assembly Man for Kalba Hon. Sadik Sadat in an interview said before the construction of the water system, a committee was formed to facilitate the construction of the project.
“As an Assembly Man i intend to lobby for Water for my Electoral Area but for God being so good, Global Communities came in to support, and I want to say thank you to them and as Assembly Man i will make sure that it is in good use”, Sadat told Yagbon News.
Source: yagbonradioonline/Abdul Fataw Diwura