World water day: Bayelsa Government enumerates achievement in sector.

As the globe celebrates this year’s World Water Day, Bayelsa State Government has enumerated its achievements in the sector, particularly the rehabilitation of sixteen water works in the rural areas of the state.
This year’s theme which is “Accelerating Change to Solve Water And Sanitation Crisis” intends to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the water and sanitation crisis.
Addressing newsmen at the end of the weekly State Executive Council meeting in Government House, Commissioner of Water Resources Mr. Kemebradikumo Wariebi, said the ministry has built five new solar-powered water schemes and as well activated four big schemes.
According to Mr. Wariebi, some of the rehabilitated water projects are sited in Primary Health Care, Kolokuma/Opokuma, Government Secondary School Igbedi, Kaiama Primary Health Center and Ofoni-Gbene Primary Health Center.
He also mentioned that the new big water schemes were built in Ebedebiri and Amasoma communities while that of Nigeria Law School Agudama-Epie is near completion, just as the ministry is about to commence another major water project in Zone sixteen of the Nigeria Police Force, in Yenagoa.
The Water Resources Commissioner explained that the Prosperity Government decided to prioritize the needs of the rural areas in its water projects due to the lack of potable drinking water in most communities, which would gradually extend to the semi-urban and the urban areas.
Mr. Wariebi called on those who are in the habit of destroying water pipes, particularly telecommunication line owners digging fiber optic cables to respect government facilities, stressing that their activities have hampered the supply of water to Yenagoa and its environs.

He used the opportunity to urge Bayelsans to be patient with the Governor Douye Diri led administration as it is working round the clock to phase out water vendors in the state through the provision of potable drinking water across Yenagoa metropolis.