20th December, 2016
Mr David Wuyep, the Plateau Commissioner for Water Resources and Energy, says his ministry has resuscitated three water treatment plants in three local governments areas of the state. Wuyep disclosed this at a news conference in Jos on Tuesday.
He said that the resuscitated water treatment plants were in Shendam, Pankshin and Bokkos local government areas.
He said that the plants had not been functional for long and the current administration decided to resuscitate them to ensure that people had potable water as well as to reduce incidence of waterborne diseases.
The commissioner said that the ministry also replaced old pipelines which streched several kilometers within Jos/Bukuru metropolis.
According to him, the ministry, in collaboration with the European Union and UNICEF, also drilled 340 hand pump boreholes in Shendam and Riyom local government areas.
He promised that additional 300 hand pump boreholes would be inaugurated in other local government areas in the state before the year ended.
Wuyep said that the ministry had initiated a water policy to guide operation in the sector.
He said that the policy was currently being subjected to public scrutiny and would soon be sent to the state executive council for approval and implementation.