HACEY Commissions 10 Electricity Powered Borehole In 5 PHCs And 5 Public Schools In Delta, Imo And Ondo State
Leading Non-governmental organization, HACEY Health Initiative has commissioned 10 electricity power boreholes in 5 Primary Health Care centers and 5 public schools in Delta, Imo and Ondo state.
The NGO through the Clean Water Initiative project supported by Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation carried out the commissioning in line with its bid to address the water, sanitation and hygiene challenges in primary health care centers and public schools.
The initiative commissioned the borehole in December 2021 with the aim of improving access to safe water for primary school students, Teaching and nonteaching staff, health workforce, pregnant women, nursing mothers and mothers who access the health care facilities as well as community members.
The boreholes were installed in five primary health care centers namely Ase Primary Health Care Center, Ndokwa East Local Government Area, Delta State, Ogbaku Primary Health Care Center, Okwu, Mbaitoli Local Government Area, Imo, Uwaorie Primary Health Care Center, Oguta Local Government Area, Imo State, Ilutitun Basic Health Care Center, Okitipupa Local Government Area Ward II, Ondo State, and Iju- Odo Primary Health Care Center, Okitipupa Local Government Area, Ondo state and five public schools namely Olomu Secondary School, Otorere-Olomu, Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta State, Obiogo Primary School, Emu-Obiogo, Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State, Community School, Ogbaku, Mbaitoli Local Government Area, St Patrick’s R.C.M Primary School, Akotogbo, Irele Local Government Area, Ondo State, C.A.C Primary School, Odo-Irele, Irele Local Government Area, Ondo State.
Prior to the intervention, access to safe water has been a major challenge for the people of these communities negatively impacting their health and productivity. School children would often have to leave the school premises in search of water for drinking and domestic purposes, health workers would have to travel long distances in search of safe water needed for effective health care delivery inevitably putting a strain on the educational outcomes of the students especially girls, maternal and child health and the participation of women in economic activities.
Speaking at the commissioning the Executive Director of HACEY Health Initiative, Rhoda Robinson stated that the initiative would go a long way in reducing the incidence of water, sanitation and hygiene-related diseases and infection in the communities.
Robinson also thanked the government, project communities and other relevant stakeholders for their support towards ensuring the success of the project whilst also emphasizing the need for stronger collaborations between all parties to guarantee project sustainability.
Also speaking at the event, representatives from the respective ministries, primary health care centers, public schools and the community expressed their profound gratitude to HACEY Health Initiative and Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation for the initiative stating that it would go a long way in promoting proper water, sanitation and hygiene practices amongst community members. In addition, all parties pledged to work together to sustain the benefits of the project.