The Wimbum Cultural and Development Association (WICUDA-USA) has handed to four boreholes (modern wells equipped with manual pumps) to beneficiary communities in Nkambe and Ndu council areas. The four modern wells were handed to the mayors of the two municipalities by WICUDA USA representative, Dr. Ngala. The Mayors of Nkambe council Ngabir Paul Bantar and the Mayor of Ndu Council Bunyui Emmanuel Nyugap before receiving the four hand pump bores described the donation as a gift of life. The two boreholes in the Ndu municipality are located at Mbarkut and the Ndu Grandstand while in the Nkambe municipality one of the borehole is at Binju and one in Nkambe palace.
These hand pump water boreholes will enable about than 10,000 community members to have access to safe and clean water. Speaking at the handing over ceremonies in Ndu and Nkambe, WICUDA-USA Representative Dr. Ngala said that WICUDA-USA is committed to improving access to water and sanitation in Mbumland.
The WHO estimates that every person needs 50 to 100 litres of fresh water per day to meet their basic daily needs. But, majority Mbumland especially in Ndu and Nkambe owns still don’t have access to safe water. Lack of access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene can cause illness or death, as typhoid is more rampant in these areas.
If water as they say is life, WICUDA USA has kick started a life saving venture which will go a long to improve the livelihood of beneficiaries.
|Ngabir Paul Bantar Mayor of Nkambe|
|Representative of WICUDA USA|
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