Water, water every where but not enough or clean enough to drink. This issue has been what the Muebah/Ebonemin people of Nninong clan in Kupe Muaneguba has been facing since 1997 when they constructed pipe born water. In rehabilitation of the water supply scheme, the community is in need of assistance.
Faced up with this problem of unclean water for drinking, Bakossi Cultural & Development Association (BACDA-NRW) with its programme on sustainable livelihood development assistance, came in to help the Muebah community with the sum of 500,000 frs CFA to enable them get a filter for clean drinkable water.
Visiting the catchments (in-take) on the 20th May 2011, with Muebah elites from all over
In-take (catchments- area)
During the visit BACDA-NRW representative was presented a report for a meeting held. To achieve these objectives, a budgeting and general meeting of the Muebah/Ebonemin people was held
Rehabilitation of catchment (in-take)
Construction of dry stone wall
Clearing, excavation and side wall construction
Supply and installation of PVCDN50PN10
Supply and installation of washout valves
Construction of sedimentation Tank / Accessories
Construction of filtration unit
4,945,000 frs CFA
Posing beside one of the storage tanks with some elites
After a four hour walk from the village to the catchments’ area, some four kilometres away, the elites, councillors, King Makers and the villagers all settled down for talks. The meeting began by prayers from the resident Pastor, who called on the Lord God to bless us all and thank Him for making it possible that the long awaited guest made it to Muebah and also thank God for bringing together the whole village.
After the prayer, the Chief gave a word of thanks to the elites and the King Makers and also thanking their BACDA-NRW Germany representative for making it possible to be with them. He went further by calling unity among BACDA-NRW and that we portray a better image of the Bakossi people abroad. That we should be acting as the ambassadors of the people, Bakossi.
The president, Mr. Ekwelle Emmanuel Makoge, during his speech, thank BACDA – NRW Germany, for their concern towards their community and the Bakossi land in general. He called on God to continue his good work by helping BACDA-NRW grow from strength to strength.
The MUECUDA President explaining their problems at one of the tanks
Mr. Ekomenzoge Metuge, who represented
After this, the BACDA-NRW representative called on those parents who have their sons, daughters and relative in Europe,
At this juncture, Mr Ekomenzoge announced to the house, that BACDA-NRW Germany has send to them the sum of five hundred thousand franc (500.000 frs CFA) as their own contribution for the water project. The amount was handed to the MUEBAH MUECUDA president. This was followed by dancing and jubilation from the folks and some traditional rites.
The chief Nhon of Muebah village presented and wore the BACDA-NRW representative with an honorary Nhon title.
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