The Omu-Aran Development Association in Kwara says it embarked on the dredging of the community dam to reduce the menace of water scarcity in the area. The President of the association, Chief Bisi Adeyemi, made this known during an interview in Omu-Aran.
According to him, the dredging of the dam is part of the effort to clear and free the dam of water hyacinth which is impeding the smooth flow of water. He put the total cost of the dredging and renovation of the over four decades old water facility at five million naira.
According to Adeyemi ,the association with the assistance of some youths in the community adopted direct labour for the project so as to reduce cost even as he informed that the dredging and clearing of the facility is part of the recommendation of the association’s utility committee after an on the spot assessment visit to the dam.
Adeyemi, who blamed the low water pumping capacity of the dam on obsolete equipment and lack of proper maintenance, described its present condition as worrisome.
Mr Sola Ogunsola, one of the Supervisor-in-charges of the water works, commended the association and the youth for their foresight in complementing government toward the revival of the facility.