Kaduna: 34,500 People Now Have Access to Safe Drinking Water in Kudan LGA – RUWASSA

By Alex Uangbaoje, Kaduna

Ahead of the upcoming governorship election, Kaduna State Government said over 54, 500 people now have access to safe drinking water supply in 52 communities in Kudan Local Government Area in the state.

Acting Executive Director, Kaduna State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), Zubairu Tanimu, disclosed this on Tuesday at Hunkuyi, Headquarters of Kudan LGA, during the state Policy Toenhall meeting to showcase the achievements of the current administration in key priority areas, organized by the Planning and Budget Commission, supported by Ministry for Local Government and state legislature.

He said the projects which is being executed under Sanitation, Hygiene and Water in Nigeria (SHAWN II), commenced in 2015 with Baseline survey and took-off formally in 2016.

Tanimu, added that the programme also ensured that over 54, 839 are living in Open Defecation Free (ODF), environment across 30 communities within the LGA.

He further stated that a total of 65, 879 now have access to good hygiene and sanitation, while 36 schools have so far be supported with water and sanitation facilities.

According to him, the LGA now have a standing strategy policies on water and sanitation, which has made it possible for 22 LGA staff to be trained on Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), train 18 hygiene promoters, 20 water safety planners amongst others.

Earlier, in his welcome address, Chairman of the LGA, Shuaibu Jaja, said the essence of the townhall meeting was bring the people in tune with what the government of Malam Nasir el-Erufai has been doing in the LGA.

“We are here to discuss issues related to development, this is to allow the populace to participate in governance and to decide on what they want in terms of projects in the next budget.” He added.

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