Communities benefit from large scale water project in Enugu


WaterAid says the organisation’s collaboration with Coca Cola Foundation and Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) has resulted to large scale water project in five local government areas of Enugu State, South-east Nigeria.The WaterAid Country Director, Dr. ChiChi Aniagolu-Okoye, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Aniagolu-Okoye said that the communities that benefited from the project are Nsukka, Ezeagu, Uzo-Uwani, Isiuzo and Enugu South local government areas.

She said that the organisations spent N300 million on the project, adding that the effort would provide access to sustainable clean water, decent toilets and sanitation to the communities.

The country director noted that the project would provide sanitation and hygiene services to over 10,000 residents in the communities.

According to her, the adverse consequences of lacking toilet facilities on health and socio-economic wellbeing are glaring.

Aniagolu-Okoye said that the scope of the project would provide about 2,250 people per day with access to clean water, refurbish 15 boreholes and construct five boreholes to the communities.

She also explained that an estimated 5,000 households would receive toilet facilities along with small scale water service programmes designed to empower women in the communities.

The project, however,is expected to be completed within 18 months.