Katsina Residents Reel under Burden of Water Scarcity


Francis Sardauna in Katsina

Katsina, the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, have been facing an acute case of water shortage for the past six months now, residents have lamented.

Also, the residents have decried that they are currently living daily at the mercy of water vendors, who have increased the price of water by over 100 percent.

They expressed their frustration in separate interviews with THISDAY, noting that long queues of water vendors at commercial borehole centres “are currently common in many parts of the city including Government Reservation Areas (GRAs).

THISDAY investigation revealed that the worst hit areas “are Shagari-low cost, Kofar-Kaura, Rafindadi, Kofar-Sauri, Sardauna Estate and Sabon-ungwar, Kofar Sauri, Layout, Dandagoro, Goruba road and Abatour.”

Findings showed that men and women including children in the affected areas “forsake other duties in search of this precious commodity on daily basis and…

Source: Thisday Newspaper