Govt pledges completion of 400MW dam in Taraba
Despite dwindling resources, the Federal Government has stated its commitment to the completion of the multi-purpose Kashimbila dam in Takum Local Council of Taraba State.
The dam has the capacity to generate 400 megawatts of electricity, a water treatment plant capable of supplying 60,000 cubic meters of water to about 400,000 people, irrigation facility of about 2,000 hectares and an airstrip.
This was made known yesterday by the Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, during a working visit to the dam with the Chairman, Senate Committee on Water Resources, Ubali Shittu.
The minister, who expressed satisfaction with the level of work, reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment towards the completion of the project.
In his words: “The Federal Government will not allow the Kashimbila multi-purpose dam project to fail because a lot of investment has been involved in it.”
He assured that all projects inherited by the Federal Government from the past administration including Kashimbila dam would be completed.
The state governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, urged the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to ensure supply of potable water to towns and communities in Taraba.
He also appealed for immediate payment of compensation to communities whose properties were affected during the erection of electricity transmission lines and water from Kashimbila dam.
The governor, who played a vital role in the project while serving as Minister of State for Power during the last administration, lauded the commitment of the current government towards completion of ongoing projects nationwide.
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