HOW 10 MILLION NGN (US$ 50,000) IS BEING SPENT TO PROVIDE WATER IN KADANDANI, KANO
Follow The Money to provide Water in Kadandani #WaterKadandani
The Story of #WaterKadandani
In 2014, the government of Nigeria launched its Great Green Wall project with a 16 billion Naira Presidential intervention, which during our stakeholders meeting in November 2015, was confirmed to us to be 10 billion Naira and not 16 billion Naira. During our data mining sessions, we also gathered that 81,188,191 has been spent budgeted on some components of the Great Green Wall project in 2014 and 2015 by the Federal Ministry of Environment. The components of the Great Green Wall project in Nigeria includes the establishment of green wall or shelterbelt from Kebbi State to Borno State, a distance of 1,500 km and 15 km wide; Community Sensitization & Mobilization; Promotion of alternative sources of energy; Promotion of alternative means of livelihoods; Promotion of dryland agricultural technology; Provision of water and other social infrastructure.
The Great Green Wall project (GGW) in Nigeria is coordinated by the Ministry of Environment and the new Great Green Wall Agency, and meant to be implemented in 11 frontline states in Northern Nigeria – Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Yobe and Borno; in 200 local communities in 43 local government, and impacting 15 million lives.
Kadandani, in Makoda LGA of Kano State in Nigeria is a beneficiary of the GGW Project. Kadandani. Estimated to have a population of 6,000 with one primary and secondary school each, only one source of water that thrives on an alternative power – the AC generator;and a clinic that has only one midwife attending to patients. Accessing water is difficult in this community, as the 10 Water point already provided through the GGW has been faulty since July 2015.
This Follow the Money campaign calls on all concerned public agencies to uphold the public interest through accountable and transparent management of the funds that have been released to provide social infrastructure in Kadandani. We invite the public to get involved in the Campaign today. Help us follow the money to provide clean water in Kadandani Nigeria. This would help save time and money of these rural settlers, provide water for their livestock, and improve hygiene.
STATE AGENCIES UNAWARE OF PROJECT IN KADANDANI
May 2016: At the town hall meeting in Kano state, the team met with the state agencies that relates with the National Agency for Great Green Wall to discuss on the failed promises to the people of Kadandani, and also ascertain at what time should the community expect their water fixed. The meeting clearly showed that the state government representative were not aware of the issues in Kadandani
NO HOPE OF WATER IN KADANDANI YET
April 2016: Our team was in Kadandani again to affirm the level of intervention since the last time we were in Kadandani. The community in Kadandani again reiterated how important it was for the government to come and fix the water source in their community that has deprived them of access to water, and also had made the growth of their crops stunted.
OFFLINE AND ONLINE ENGAGEMENT WITH GOVERNMENT
March 2016: The team met with the National Agency for Great Green Wall to discuss the challenges we have seen on ground at Kadandani. The Agency affirmed that the challenges were real and true, and that they have seen and heard our report on the community. They stated that they will put more pressure on the contractor that fixed the overhead solar powered water tank, to go back to Kadandani to fix the water source.
STAKEHOLDERS ENGAGEMENT WITH GOVERNMENT
February 2016: The team met with the National Agency for Great Green Wall to discuss the challenges we have seen on ground at Kadandani. The Agency affirmed that the challenges were real and true, and that they have seen and heard our report on the community. They stated that they will put more pressure on the contractor that fixed the overhead solar powered water tank, to go back to Kadandani to fix the water source.
MEDIA ENGAGEMENT ON KADANDANI
January 2016: The team embarked on media campaigns (radio, TV and social media) to put #WaterKadandani on the spotlight. On January 12, 2015, afterwards our Tweet-a-thon and radio program (running simultaneously), we were invited by the Great Green Wall Agency to talk about Kadandani and the GGW as a whole.
TWEET-A-THON ON #WATERKADANDANI
November/December 2015: We held a social media Tweet-a-thon on #WaterKadandani to highlight the progress seen in the community, and also recent challenges that the community is facing.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH TO KADANDANI
November 2015: The team embarked on an on -site visitation to Kadandani where we had focus group discussions with women group, the head of community, and the State Director of Forestry, on the progress, prospects and the plight of Kadandani. Major findins were that Kadandani has no clean water source yet.