Information reaching the #FollowTheMoney (FTM) Team is that the European Union Cooperation is funding the rehabilitation and construction of water and sanitation facilities in Yobe State at an estimate of NGN 3 billion with the implementing agencies being the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, as well as the Yobe State Ministry of Water Resources. This is through its 10th European Development Fund Programme and under the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme Phase II.
The beneficiary communities include Afunori in Nguru LGA (see image). Such intervention is quite timely owing that several rural communities in the state including Afunori have water and sanitation challenges.
We have initiated the #WaterAfunori Campaign advocating for the provision of water borehole to the community while using the campaign as a point of contact in tracking the implementation of the rehabilitation and construction of water and sanitation facilities across concerned rural communities in Yobe State. We invite the public to get involved in the campaign today. Help us in this campaign so that the rural community members would have access to clean water.
Community Head Urged the Government to Complete the Project
24 February 2018: Head of Afunori community stated that the community is seriously troubled with the shortage of water especially in this weather, urging the government and EU to complete the project in time.
Project Implementation is Ongoing
24 February 2018: We made an outreach to Afunori to follow up on the project implementation. We found out that the drilling has been concluded, waiting for procurement of solar gadgets, overhead tank and other peripheral equipment. So far more than 50% of the project has been completed.
Contractor Visits Project Site
4 December 2017: Information reaching us was that the contractor for the water project has visited the construction site for survey and made some measurements.
Ministry of Budget and National Planning currently evaluating the contracting
15 June 2017: Since April, we have started information sharing discussions with the Ministry of Budget and National Planning who is saddled with the responsibility of the contracting of the project. The deadline for submission of the tender was on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 and the tender evaluation is still ongoing.