Years of recurrent water scarcity has forced the people of Kabonwule in the Kpandai District of the Northern Region to embark on a self-help project, to construct their version of ‘one dam, one village’ for the community.
The residents say they have for years suffered water crisis and all pleas to local and central government to construct a dam for them have turned on death ears.
“So we intend to do it our own way by using manpower in digging our own dam,” a resident, Christopher Lanyan told 3news.com.
With hoes, pickaxes, shovels and other implements, residents led by Daniel Njorkiya have begun digging a large trench at a site within the community, to be used as a dam as they say, they can no longer wait to benefit from the government’s ‘one village one dam’ project.
“We have waited on government for so many years and nothing has favoured us, so this is what we have to do finally,” Mr Njorkiya said.
Watch a video of the people constructing the base of the dam.