Mion residents demand potable water


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By Rashid Mbugri, GNA

Sang (N/R), Oct. 25, GNA –  Some residents of the Mion District in the
Northern Region have appealed to government to help provide more boreholes and
rehabilitate existing water sources to enhance their access to potable water.

They said access to water sources to undertake
various activities was one of the major challenges affecting their livelihoods
in the district.

By Rashid Mbugri, GNA

Sang (N/R), Oct. 25, GNA –  Some residents of the Mion District in the
Northern Region have appealed to government to help provide more boreholes and
rehabilitate existing water sources to enhance their access to potable water.

They said access to water sources to undertake
various activities was one of the major challenges affecting their livelihoods
in the district.

They made the appeal at town hall meeting at
Sang organised by the Ministry of Information in partnership with the Mion
District Assembly on the government’s flagship programmes as well as projects
undertaken by the District since 2017.

It was attended by assembly members, chiefs
and people of the area amongst other stakeholders.

Other residents complained that the road
network linking Daboani from Sang was in a deplorable state, affecting their
business activities and called on the government to urgently fix it.

Some also appealed for the establishment of a
community radio station in the district to enhance information flow in the
area.

Mr Pius Enam Hadzide, Deputy Minister for
Information spoke about the government’s performance saying it had achieved a
lot within the last 20 months since assuming office.

Mr Hadzide mentioned Free Senior High School,
increased number of beneficiaries under the School Feeding Programme and
reduction of electricity tariffs as some of the achievements adding that
government was working to fulfil all of its promises to the people.

 Mr
Mohammed Hashim Abdallah, District Chief Executive for Mion said over 9,000
farmers in the district had benefited from the Planting for Food and Jobs
programme with over 30,000 fertilizers given to farmers at subsidised prices to
help increase food production, ensure food security and enhance income of
farmers.

Mr Salifu Saeed, Northern Regional Minister
urged the chiefs and people of the district to collaborate with security
agencies to curb issues of armed robbery to maintain peace and order in their
communities.

GNA


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