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IDPs in Jowhar to benefit water well, constructed by AU
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IDPs in Jowhar to benefit water well, constructed by AU

Families living in Towfiq Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) camp in Jowhar, Middle Shabelle region of Somalia, will now have access to clean water following the construction of a water well by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

The well was handed over to the Governor of the Middle Shabelle region, Ahmed Meyre Makaran, on Wednesday by the contingent commander of Burundi forces serving under AMISOM, Brigadier General Télesphore Barandereka.

“Handing over this water well is a source of great joy. We have representatives from the ministry of energy and water as well as representatives from communities here today. As the sector commander and on behalf of AMISOM, this event is one of great importance. The local population has expressed its gratitude for this gesture because water is life,” Brig. Gen. Barandereka said.

Brig. Gen. Barandereka noted that AMISOM conceived the idea to construct the well to address a long standing water problem for residents of the IDP camp.

Brig. Gen. Barandereka added that AMISOM will soon implement other development projects like construction of health centers and schools which will impact positively on the lives of the local people, and are part of AMISOM’s Civil- Military Cooperation (CIMIC) activities, aimed at strengthening relations with the local communities.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Ahmed Meyre Makaran, the Governor of Middle Shabelle region thanked AMISOM for the support adding the new water well will solve the problem of water scarcity, faced by the people in the camp.

“We are very glad for AMISOM’s support to the families living in the IDP camp who had no water. Previously, these families used to depend on the AMISOM base for water but now they have been handed their own source of water located right within the camp. I wish to thank all those who were involved with this project starting with sector 5 commander and his Burundian officers,” said Governor Makaran.

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