In a move to address the pressing issue of water scarcity in Kuro Village, Moro Local Government Area (LGA), Kwara State, the LG Rhythms Foundation provided a solar-powered water project for the community.
The Founder of the foundation, Dr. Titus Ale, in his address during the project commissioning, expressed gratitude for being a conduit of positive change in Kuro Village.
“The provision of water to the people of Kuro is God’s doing, we were only divine tools. As a NGO, we are a set of people who never believed in attacking the madness in this world with madness, but with love.”
“As friends who came together to form an NGO, we don’t only come together to merry every year but also ensure we make people happy and it is our utmost fulfillment that we are able to make an impact on the people of this village”, Ale said.
He emphasized the foundation’s commitment to making a meaningful impact on the lives of the people in Kuro and pledged to sustain the developmental relationship with the community.
During his address, Olugbenga Samuel Eleshin, the Empowerment Chairman, explained that the absence of electricity in Kuro prompted the decision to power the water project with solar energy, ensuring a sustainable and eco-friendly solution to the water crisis.
“We had another challenge while trying to implement this project, there’s no source of electricity supply to Kuro village, so we decided to power it with solar and I am glad, we are able to solve the water problem in Kuro village, today.”
In response to the transformative intervention, Baale Zakariyahu Magaji, the community head, expressed gratitude on behalf of Kuro Village, stating that the project is the first since over 100 years of Kuro’s existence.
“This water project is the first of its kind since the over 100 years of Kuro’s existence. Before this intervention, we sourced water from streams about 2 miles away, sharing it even with cows,” Magaji stated.
“We don’t know these people, we were surprised at their generosity towards us and we them. God answered our prayers through them and we thank them most sincerely”, he added.
Imam Olaoti, the spiritual leader of the community, noted that the impact of the water project extended beyond Kuro Village, serving neighboring communities such as Olori, Aiyetoro, Onisapa, Owode, Kondo Oke, and Kondo Isale.
He added that these communities, with an average of 50 to 60 inhabitants each, consist of various tribes, including Yoruba, Fulani, Tiv, Udoma, and Igbos who migrated to the area for farming purposes.
The Foundation encourages the residents of Kuro to ensure the proper maintenance of the facility, ensuring its continued service in providing clean and potable water to the community.