By Ushang Ewa
As part of activities to mark the 2017 ‘World Water Day’, brewery giants, Guinness Nigeria plc has constructed seven hand pump boreholes in Bebi community of Obanliku local government area of northern Cross River State.
The boreholes, according to the company’s Corporate Relations Director, Sesan Sobowale who represented the Managing Director at a ceremony to unveil the boreholes, will provide up to 7,000 people with all year access to safe drinking water reports The NATION.
“The boreholes we are commissioning (today) are the latest addition to the range of water projects Guinness Nigeria has delivered in states across the country as part of Diageo’s flagship ‘Water of Life’ program. Since 2007, our ‘Water of Life’ program has provided clean drinking water to over 10 million people in 18 countries in Africa” Sesan said noting that the company will continue to play a leading role in enhancing access to safe drinking water in Nigeria.
He continued; “Under the aegis of the ‘Water of Life’ program in Nigeria, water facilities have been constructed in 35 communities across the country. We are pleased to note that through these water projects, Guinness Nigeria has helped over 1.5 million Nigerians access clean water and ultimately improve their overall health and wellbeing,” he said.
Also, the Director of Water, Cross River State Ministry of Water Resources, Dan Ebri, praised the company’s commitment to initiatives that promote access to safe drinking water in Nigeria.
He said: “I commend Guinness Nigeria’s commitment to interventions that tackle the challenge of water scarcity in rural areas especially in Cross River State.”
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