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Borehole benefits Dreka settlement

September 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Ashneel Sudhakar

Three months ago, residents of Dreka Settlement were still fetching water from the river and wells for their daily use.

Today, the 14 households in the Settlement are enjoying fresh piped water following the installation of a borehole in the area.

Commissioning the borehole this morning, Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Ashneel Sudhakar says the provision of the borehole should be welcome news for the residents who, for decades have been using river and wells.

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The Minister urged the residents, to ensure the borehole is put to good use and not abused.

“There was a time when you would dig a well for about 10 meters and you get water. Now you dig for 100 feet, you don’t get anything because our resources is depleting. It’s our responsibility.  the government is doing its part. Please do not misuse the resources and make sure that everybody benefits from government services.”

Dreka Settlement is located just outside of Seaqaqa Town and has a population of close to 80.

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