Dakanun, a community in Bokkos, Central Plateau which depended on unclean water for drinking and other domestic use now has a hand pump water borehole courtesy Jottesy Grace and Mercy Outreach International NGO.
The succour came through a COCIN clergy, Rev. John Haruna Dalyop the CEO of the organization who is currently studying in the United States of America, USA.
It was learned that after the only solar water tank in the main town (six kilometres away) broke down, Dakanun Community was forced to depend on well water during the rainy season and stream water during the dry where they drink from the same source with Animals
Speaking at the commissioning of the hand pump borehole, the Nigeria Director of Jottesy Grace and Mercy Outreach International, Mrs. Zinariya Pam said the gesture by the CEO was based on the critical need for good water in the native community of his wife.
Mrs. Pam noted that the CEO even though in far away USA, did not forget home as he has been supporting communities especially in the area of healthcare equipments and other needs of the people and urged other spirited individuals and organizations to emulate such kind gesture to reduce the burden on government which often times are overwhelmed with demands from the citizens.
Ward Head of the community, Chief Joseph Maren thanked the organization for wiping away the tears of the community, saying God has answered their prayers for a clean source of water in the area and promised to take good care of the project so that it will last long.
Speaking on behalf of the community women, Mrs. Cecilia Paul who was overwhelmed with joy said they can now drink safe water as she thanked the donors and prayed God to reward them richly.
Also speaking, a youth in the area, Mr. Maran Mapak appealed for more support to the community in the areas of provision of Schools, Healthcare facility, Electricity and access road network to ease the transport needs of the people.
There were goodwill messages at the commissioning from Rev. John Ibrahim of COCIN Dakanun, Rev. Samuel Mangut of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) and Pastor Afolabi Dehinde, an In-law to the community among others.