By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Ogun State Government has released N78million as counterpart fund for the rehabilitation and construction of 51 water facilities in Ogun West Senatorial District.
The Programme Manager, Rural Water and Sanitation Agency (RUWATSAN), Ogun State, Mr. Sola Ogunbo who disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen in Abeokuta, said out of N78million, N30million was given out for the implementation of the Programme for Expanded Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH), water scheme in 13 locations in Yewa North Local Government Area, while N48million out of the expected N96million, for the rehabilitation and upgrading of solar-powered Borehole in 38 locations in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area had also been released.
Ogunbo explained that the project which would be implemented through Direct Labour Assisted Approach (DLAA), has commenced in Yewa North Area, assuring residents that access to potable water supply would soon be a reality to the benefiting communities, particularly at this period of COVID-19.
He noted that the solar-powered project in Yewa North Local Government Area was at 85 percent completion, while the mobilisation and sensitisation of the benefiting communities in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area was ongoing for the implementation to commence in earnest.
According to Ogunbo, the provision of potable water is essential to human life, and would continue to get deserved attention of the Dapo Abiodun led administration, adding that the projects would be replicated in other Senatorial Districts of the State.