The TY Danjuma Foundation commissioned solar powered borehole providing 10,000 litres of water to Uvbe Community in Uhunwonde Local Government Area of Edo state is in coma.
The borehole was built to improve water sanitation and hygiene for inhabitants in the area as well as provide a source of portable water for the over 700 households in the community.
The project was funded by the TY Danjuma Foundation and but efforts to get the identity of the project implementor was not fruitful
Uvbe is located on the Old Benin Agbor road but lacks portable source of water, so community members buy water very from vendors.
Some residents say they depend a lot on the rains for water and spend up to 400 Naira per day for water in the dry season; translating to about N10, 000 per month for the peasant farming population.
At the commissioning of the borehole a few years ago, members of the community were thankful to the Foundation and at the prospect of reduced burden of water purchase.
They also agreed to protect the installation which is encased in a metal perimeter fencing. Today the borehole is overgrown with weeds and has since stopped functioning.