Akbar allocates P26-M for deep well projects PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 11:28

Basilan Gov. Jum Akbar has announced that the provincial government has allocated P26 million from the province’ 2011 budget for water system projects.

Akbar said the allocation, which is five percent of this year’s budget of the provincial government, will be utilized for the construction of deep wells.

Akbar said the deep well projects will be implemented in all barangays that are not being served by water systems like the Isabela and Lamitan Water Districts.

“Sa ganitong paraan, mabibigyan natin ng malinis na tubig ang ating kanayunan. Mula ngayon, hindi na kakailanganin ng mga kababaihang maglakad ng napakalayo para lamang magkaroon ng tubig na pang-inom, pang-paligo at pang-luto ng kanilang pamilya,” Akbar said.

She noted that in most cases, it is the housewives that fetch water for the family since their husbands are working.

They usually fetch water from rivers, creeks and wells which are located “very far” from their residence, she said.

Akbar said that with the deep well projects in place in the community, it will lessen the time of the womenfolk in fetching water and would “give them enough time to develop themselves and improve their lives by engaging in small business and other productive jobs.”

“Pakikilusin natin ang mga kaukulang ahensiya ng gobyerno para matulungan ang mga kababaihan sa pagtatag ng kanilang mga negosyo at mga micro-enterprises,” Akbar said.

“We will teach them how to engage in business, how to save money and how to budget for a growing family. We will give them the tools to help free their families from poverty once and for all,” Akbar added.