Nov 24, 2010, 11:47 AM
The community of Ndowen Village in Niani district Central River Region (North) is in dire need of clean-drinking water as the village is hard-hit by acute water shortage.
According to the Alkalo of the village, Hamad Ndow, who has appealed to the chief of the district, Seyfo Pierre, for intervention, villagers spend most of their time searching for drinkable water, noting that most of the wells where they fetch water are almost dried.
"It is very hard to get clean drinking water and the village population is high, compared to the level of water needed for domestic uses," he lamented.
Alkalo Ndow called on the relevant authorities to intervene so as to rescue the villagers from this endemic situation.
Mr. Bai Gumen, a villager revealed that villagers often use horse and donkey carts to draw water from the neighbouring villages in
According to him, the only well that?s functional at the moment is not properly being covered and that it cannot meet the demand of the villagers.
For her part, Mrs. Awa Gumeh Ndow pointed out that the menace of water shortage in the village is a long time problem.
"We have been spending much of our time in search of water for our domestic use.
Water is an element of life without water, no body can survive," she maintained.
According to her, water scarcity has hindered some of the progress of the village.
When contacted the chief of the area confirmed the veracity of the story.