NGO lauds improved water supply, sanitation services in Jalingo

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By Gabriel Yough

Jalingo – The Youth Progressive Association (TYPA) in Taraba has expressed happiness over the noticeable improvement in portable water supply, sanitation and hygiene services in Jalingo.

Mr Boniface Kosson, the Chief Executive Officer TYPA disclosed this at the monthly stakeholders’ meeting funded by USAID ,through Effective Water Sanitation and Hygiene Services (E-WASH) on Saturday in Jalingo.

According to him, the E-WASH intervention has greatly helped the Taraba State Water Supply and Sewerage Corporation (TAWASCO) to improve on portable water supply, sanitation and hygiene services in the state.

Kosson explained that TYPA, which was one the three NGOs implementing the project across the state, was determined to do everything possible to ensure that Jalingo and Zing continue to record success in water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

“TAWASCO is doing a lot advocacy due to the intervention by USAID through E-WASH which has engaged TYPA to carry advocacy on water supply, sanitation and hygiene in Jalingo and Zing.

“We are happy with the testimonies across the two local government areas that there is great improvement in the areas concern.

“TYPA’s advocacy has led to groups and individuals taking responsibility for building and maintaining toilet facilities, disposal refuse dumps and restoration of the monthly sanitation in Jalingo and Zing Local Government areas,” he said.

Kosson, however, appealed to water customers along Jalingo Road block and Mile 6 areas to exercise patience, saying the current road expansion by the state government led to cutting off water pipes resulting to non supply of water to their areas at the moment.

Also, Mrs Francisca Ikyumeh, the Programme Officer TYPA, commended the stakeholders for working hard to ensure there was improvement in water supply, sanitation and hygiene services in the state.