Water deficit is one of the major challenges confronting rural communities in Nigeria. According to Federal Ministry of Water, Nigerians had better access to potable water in 1990 than in 2017. This implies a growing dilapidation and shortfall in water supply. Mournfully, clean water has become a form of luxury among Nigerians especially the semi-urban and rural dwellers. Out of the marginalized populations, women and children have been identified as the most deprived and affected.
Against this backdrop, our lead investigators have uncovered and initiated #WaterBukarti to track Water Borehole Installation at Bukarti, in Yunusari LGA of Yobe State to be implemented by the African Development Bank.
We invite the general public to get involved in the campaign today and help us in this campaign so that Bukarti community will have access to clean water by joining us on www.ifollowthemoney.org
Village Head Calls on AfDB to Speed Up Project Implementation
19 April 2018: In an interview with the village head, he called on the AfDB to speed up the project implementation. In his words, “Actually all I know about the project is that last year they came to our community with the information of the project and we allocated them with the land where the project will be implemented aside that I don’t know anything about the project. I called on State government and AfDB to execute the project as soon as possible as our community is in serious need of the project.”
Project Implementation Has Not Started
19 April 2018: FTM Yobe State Chapter went to Bukarti for a community outreach. It was found out that the project implementation had not started, long after the deadline for submission of bids, as advertised on the tender was on 18 January.
Read the full report here.