Kano Government takes Step to Boost Water Production
Kano state government says it has implored modern modalities of boosting the production of clean portable drinking water to the general populace of the state.
Managing Director Kano state Water Board, Dr. Garba Ahmad Kofar- Wambai stated this while briefing journalists in Kano on the activities of the agency.
Dr Kofar-Wambai said the present administration in Kano had provided all necessary logistics to the agency which paved the way for the repairs of four high lift pumps at Challawa water treatment plant and many at Tamburawa and other treatment plants which lead to additional supply of portable drinking water in nooks and crannies of the state.
The Managing Director maintained that sequel to the visit of governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and other state officials to France some months ago, during which the governor inspected modern water system at France, the governor had invited professionals from France to Kano with a bid to utilize their bunch of expertise in boosting water production in Kano.
He said the professionals that came from France would collaborate with Water Board Engineers in Kano and fine tuned modalities of how to uplift the operations of the agency to global standard.
Dr. Ahmad Kofar noted that with the recent repairs of machines at all the water treatment plants in Kano the board was able to provide over nine million liters of water daily in Kano.
“With recent development of the production of portable drinking water to the people of Kano, we are planning to start merchandizing water to neighboring states like Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina among other states who need the water”
He explained that governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje had Directed the foreign experts to look at the possibility of utilizing the hill of Bompai to a reservoir, which will be used in reserving water for supply at areas like Bompai, Goron Dutse, Fagge, Burget and other areas.
“We are working closely with foreign donors like African France development, with aim of ensuring that every area of Kano enjoys twenty hours supply of portable drinking water”
Dr. Kofar- Wambai added that mechanical and electrical repairs had been conducted at Magaga, Tamburawa, Wudil, Kafin Chiri,Thomas, Joda and Guzu Guzu water treatment plants which lead to the tremendous successes achieved in supplying portable drinking water to the people of Kano state.