NGO constructs boreholes, flood sacks communities

boreholeAN International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Hope Spring International, has said it had spent over six million naira on construction of boreholes in Gombe State.

The Director of Operations of the organisation, Mr. Rambi Ayala, stated this during the inauguration of construction of two boreholes by the NGO in Ladongor-Lawampe and Powishi-Amtadwang villages in Billiri Local Council of the state.

Ayala, who is currently the member representing Billiri East
Constituency at the Gombe State House of Assembly, said within three years, 15 boreholes were constructed by the NGO in South and Central senatorial districts.

He said that the boreholes were part of the humanitarian services of the organisation.

“We are looking forward to doing more in the coming months and we are going to do same precisely in Gombe North Senatorial District, as we have taken a feasibility study and we saw the need for boreholes in the area”, he said.

In another development, following a heavy downpour that lasted for over eight hours in Gombe State, people were thrown into mourning as many communities were sacked by flood in the state.

A resident, Mohammed Garba, told The Guardian that most residents in the communities were sacked due to flooding that lasted for several hours.

According to him, the rain started around 6:00 a.m. and since the beginning of this year, residents in the communities have not witnessed such downpour that led to destruction of property of individuals.

He said most residents have started counting their losses following the flood disaster that rendered residents homeless in the communities.

Garba appealed to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Gombe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to, as a matter of urgency, assist residents of the affected communities with relief materials.

According to him, some residents had already taken refuge in primary schools due to the disaster in the area.

Meanwhile, efforts to meet officials of NEMA and Gombe SEMA for comments proved abortive, as their phones were switched off at the time of filling this report.

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