A Facebook user going by the name Manson Dumblebari has taken to the platform to protest about the state of internationally sponsored community projects in Lueku community, Khana Local Government Area,
Rivers State,which are currently at different stages of decay and abandonment. There is a lack of maintenance culture in Nigeria, and this has resulted in the wastage of billions of dollars invested on infrastructure and community driven projects around the nation.
In his words: “If interventionist agencies/donors like the European Union or World Bank embark on a project in a community,whose responsibility is it to maintain the project?
1. The community?
2. The government of the LGA?
3. The donor themselves?
These questions have become imperative because in virtually all communities of Khana, there’s one project done by international donors. Unfortunately, these people oriented projects are in one state of decay or the other, begging for attention and repair.
This is a Solar Water Project in Zaa, Nyogor Lueku that was done by the EU, courtesy of an illustrious son of Lueku. Currently it’s in this deplorable state (pictures attached).
I’m humbly using this medium to call on government at all levels and good spirited citizens to come to the aid of our people. Water is life!”
We hope that the relevant authorities will rise to the occasion and carry out the necessary maintenance work on these abandoned projects,to ease the suffering and improve the lives of the communities that are affected.