by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
About 1,120 boreholes have been sunk by the Bauchi State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) in an effort by the state government to provide portable drinking water to various communities in the state.
The state governor, Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad, disclosed this recently during assessment tour of projects and. programmes awarded and inherited.
He said, out of this figure, 143 boreholes are for Darazo local government area, adding that, the State Government is fully committed for the provision of social amenities to the populace.
According to him, the inherited projects are in Gaide, Itas/Gadua, Darazo, Katagum and Dambam local government areas of the state.
Similarly, he said the ongoing construction and upgrading of projects are Maladu Ayuba Primary School in Dagauda of Dambam local government area, in partnership with African Development Partners, in an effort to provide qualitative and sound education to students.
“Other projects ongoing were at Yelwa Duguri of Alkaleri and Mashema in Itas Gadau local government area with water and sanitation facilities,” he said.
The governor expressed satisfaction with most of the work on most of the projects, stressing that, “it is because of the contractor’s commitment towards delivering the work as agreed.”
The governor revealed that, the contract was also awarded in health, education, road, water and sanitation sub-sectors to facilitate the speedy development and improve the living conditions of the people in the state.
But while at the Gabarin PHC, he expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of beds there and called on the management of health center to immediately replace them with the modern equipment for the benefits of patients.