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Victims Support Fund Commissions Solar-Powered Boreholes to Enhance Community Access to Clean Water in Plateau State

In a substantial effort to foster community development and improve access to clean water and hygiene, the Victims Support Fund (VSF) has undertaken the construction of solar-powered boreholes in four communities across Plateau State.

Commissioning the boreholes in Gassa Community, Barkin Ladi LGA, Lt. Gen. T.Y Danjuma (Rtd), Chairman of VSF, represented by Barr. Mrs. Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, Special Adviser on Operations and Programmes emphasized the critical importance of these projects as part of VSF’s water and sanitation initiative in promoting personal hygiene and enhancing quality healthcare services.

“These borehole facilities, each with a capacity of 4,000 liters with three fetching points, will serve the entire community. Henceforth, you will have easy access to clean water as long as the sun is shining. The borehole projects are a crucial component of our broader efforts.”

During the inauguration, Mr. Sunday Abdu, Executive Secretary of the Plateau Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), expressed gratitude to VSF for the initiative and urged community members to safeguard the facilities against vandalism, emphasizing the critical role of clean water in sustaining life.

Echoing this sentiment, Mr. James Thoma, Village Head of Gassa, extended appreciation to the donors, emphasizing the impact of access to potable water in combating communicable diseases.

During his heartfelt message, a beneficiary representing the Gassa Community extended gratitude to the VSF for their compassionate gesture. He emphasized the prolonged anticipation for such grassroots interventions, citing the community’s enduring challenges since 2002. He highlighted the alleviation of their struggle to access clean drinking water, formerly requiring long treks to the stream. He also anticipated a substantial decline in the prevalence of malaria and typhoid as a result of this initiative.

The 4,000 liters solar-powered boreholes are strategically located in:

  1. Doruwa Babuje Community, Barkin Ladi LGA
  2. Gassa Community, Barkin Ladi LGA
  3. Ariri Community, Bassa LGA
  4. Sopp railway crossing Community, Riyom LGA.

The commissioning of these solar-powered boreholes marks a significant milestone in VSF’s mission to empower communities and enhance their resilience in the face of challenges. Through such interventions, VSF continues to make tangible contributions to the well-being and prosperity of those affected by conflict and unrest in Plateau State.

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