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Water Shortages Hit Sapu Agric Station

May 30, 2017, 10:59 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh and Yai Dibba

The regional agricultural Director in the Central River Region South based in Sapu Agric Station, Ousman Colley, has said that lack of water in Sapu was affecting residents including agricultural workers.

He said if the trend continues it would affect the operation of the agricultural workers station in Sapu.

Mr Colley revealed this at a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Omar Jallow, during his nationwide tour recently.

He said since January 2017, they were grappling with the situation, adding that the situation was pathetic in Sapu, given the type of houses they have.

He called on the minister to intervene and help redress the situation.

Mr Colley thanked the government of the day for providing them with a mini-van which they use to carry women to the market and children to school.

He also thanked the government through the ministry of agriculture for the ongoing renovation at Sapu, including offices, accommodation and some staff quarters.

He said for electricity they can cope without it but water is a necessity because they cannot live without it. 

Mr Colley also highlighted some of the many issues affecting them; this included fuel, subvention, electricity and pickup vehicles.

In response, the Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Omar Jallow, assured the regional agriculture director and his team that the issues of water would be redressed as soon as possible without any compromise.