Over 800 Dar es Salaam households to benefit from water project

By David Kisanga

Over 800 households in Kwa Chale and Golani villages in Kigamboni area, Dar es Salaam region of Tanzania will benefit from two deep water wells drilled at a cost of 54m- with the financial support from the African Reflections Foundation (ARF) and Karen’s Water Fund of United States.

Dar es Salaam water scheme/region

Overview of 15 water schemes in Dar es Salaam serving more than 170,000 people.

Speaking at the officially handing of the water wells yesterday, ARF founder Maria Pool said that her organisation came up with the idea of drilling water wells in the villages after learning that the essential service was lacking.

She said that every effort was done in enabling them get clean and safe water. “These wells are solar powered therefore it’s very easy to pump water….over 60 per cent of the residents will benefit from this project,” said Pool.

She pointed that the ARF was determined to help people living in remote areas to get clean and sufficient water fetched in sources that can be reached conveniently.

Pool urged the villagers to make sure that they maintain the wells and solar installations attached to it to make them sustainable.

For her side, Karen’s Water Fund official Karen Flewelling said that the project was among numerous operated by her organisation in the country in an effort to ensure that rural areas are supplied with safe and clean water for domestic use.

She said the ARF had been supporting humanitarian projects since 2006 and have also funded numerous water projects powered by generators in remote areas in south of Dar es Salaam.

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Source: The Guardian 

-Africa News

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