Over 600 residents of the Kanzo community in Kuje area council of Abuja, rely on a dirty pond as the only source of drinking water.
This is the situation even as FCT had since in its 2020 appropriation, set aside the sum of N160, 133,401,417 for capital expenditure. An amount Mr. Muhammad Bello, the FCT Minister said will be utilized on basic infrastructures.
Good as that sounds, the Kanzao community in Kuje Area Council of Abuja, continues to drink water with animals from the same pond, while the money set for the capital expenditure is not having any impact on the community.
Residents of the community while speaking to MAWA-Foundation said there is no water in the community while they have continued to drink water from the same pond with animals for decades.
Community key influencers explained that water in the pond dries off during the dry season forcing residents to trek over 15 kilometres in search of water.
This is even as the residents told MAWA Foundation that politicians visit the community during elections and make promises on providing basic infrastructures.
Community residents say apart from water, they lack hospital and school, while appealing to the authority to help provide infrastructure in the area.