South Sudan: Enyif Community receives two solar water systems from an NGO.
Last Friday, Global Aim, a national NGO, handed over two solar water distribution systems to the Enyif village and its primary schools in Torit, Eastern Equatoria State.
The 25,000-dollar initiative, funded by the German government, began in July of this year and was intended to help approximately 15000 individuals in the state.
Samuel Gale, the Program Coordinator for Global Aim, stated to the media that the system would assist the Enyif village get access to safe drinking water.
We formally offered the water to the community to use since both sides were suffering from a lack of clean water. As a result, the goal of this project is to guarantee the continued supply of clean water to meet the community, Gale said.
He said that the water management committee should guarantee that the project meets residents’ needs and that it maintains the water environment clean and makes any required contributions if the water supply breaks down.
‘’I request that the water management committee guarantee that the area in which the water is accessible is kept clean. Beneficiaries should also demonstrate commitment via small financial contributions if the water supply deteriorates,” he said.
According to Rose Felix, one of the project’s beneficiaries, they previously collected direct water from the river. They believed that installing the water system (pump) would ease long-distance access to water and enhance the quality of water for residents.
Although it was filthy, we traveled to kineti (Kineti River) to get drinking water. The only way to clean it was to spray it with chlorine. My gratitude goes to the project providers who saved us from being sick with water-borne diseases.
Rose proposed that everyone who overused the water pump is penalized and forced to pay a fee to subsidize future usage.