How Military Commander, Gen Uba Built Toilets to Avert Disease at Cross Kauwa
The Commander Sector 3 Operation Hadin Kai, Multinational Joint Task Force, Monguno, Major General Godwin Mutkut said that the people of Cross Kauwa will live to remember the Commander 401 Special Forces Brigade, Brigadier General Samaila Uba for impacting positively on their lives.
General Mutkut made the statement while commissioning a block of 6 toilets and 2 bathrooms contructed by the 401 Special Forces Brigade around Cross Kauwa market square.
The construction of the public toilets became necessary after the resettlement of the inhabitants of Cross Kauwa into their ancestral home and subsequent resumption of market activities. The resettlement is coming many years after the inhabitants ran away as a result of terrorist activities.
Since its reopening,
Cross Kauwa Market has continually witnessed a huge leap in commercial activities with traders from far and near attending to trade in livestock and other commodities.
The huge influx of traders led to rise in open defecation which was becoming a menace and a threat to health of the people of Cross Kauwa and that of military personnel living in the same environment with them.
In order to avert the outbreak of Cholera and other diseases associated with open defecation, Brigadier General Uba decided to construct a set of 3 toilets for males and 3 toilets for females with a bathroom each for both genders to be used by the locals and those who usually come for the weekly market activities. The project will also serve as a civil military cooperation project which will help in winning the hearts and minds of the locals towards the ongoing Operation Hadin Kai.
Present at the commissioning ceremony were the Commander 19 Brigade Baga, Brigadier General A Haruna, Commander Naval Base Lake Chad, Commodore K Mohammed, Executive Chairman Kukawa LGA, Honorable Bukar Aji and several other dignitaries.
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