1. USAR district is located in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State. As the theme for this year’s International water day is wastage of water, this community has no water to drink not to talk of wasting it. Both children and women travel long distances looking for drinking water and to wash their clothes. One could see them virtually wetted with contaminated water carried in buckets or big basins.
    Worthy of note is a clan in the locality called Mbayam where the only source of water is a local well located at fadama called Aswaa, which though does not dry up during the dry season, is heavily contaminated with solids, dry leaves, etc. and the water is light green in colour. It also constitutes a breeding place for mosquitoes as the water is stagnant. As expected, there is high rate of malaria. Cholera, dysentery, typhoid and all kinds of water borne diseases out break affecting particularly the children and pregnant women.
    I pray on behalf of the community that the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari could kindly come to their aid by sinking solar powered boreholes for the community. The Local Government Secretariat is located in this same area but past administrations have done nothing to alleviate the suffering of this community.
    This will bring about the CHANGE the indigenes of this community voted for. Long live Nigeria.


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