Community Development: MTN Foundation provides Mazare Population, Far North Region with portable Water
By Guest Writer
Douala, 16 May 2023. MTN Foundation, first corporate foundation in Cameroon, is pleased to announce the handover, on 16 May 2023, of a potable water access point to the population of Mazare, Moutourwa council in the Far North Region.
The official handover ceremony was presided over by the Senior Divisional Officer of the Mayo-Kani Division, Mr. Koumi Abdoulaziz Njoya in the presence of municipal, traditional, and religious authorities as well as representatives of MTN Cameroon.
"The Mayo Kani department thanks the MTN Foundation for this work which has revolutionized the daily lives of the populations of Moutourwa and particularly welcomes the involvement of this private sector actor in supporting national development priorities." Boris Nguele Assistant SDO for Mayor Kani Division said
The borehole provided to the Mazare community is a potable water access point made of an immersed pump, supplied with solar energy thanks to photovoltaic panels placed on the water tower tank.
The Mayor of Moutourwa Municipality reminded noted that MTN's support began with the installation of a network antenna which allowed them to have access to the joys of 4G.
Jean Mbindi was emphatic that the installation of this borehole, makes the people happy. He went on to name the host village; Roum village as MTN village.
This potable water point is expected to relieve the population of a region where access to drinkable water is difficult. The water made available by this donation from MTN Foundation will also enable families to fight against poor hygienic conditions and waterborne diseases. The borehole will also end the very long distances, which the over 700 inhabitants of Mazare had to cover in search of the precious liquid.
This humanitarian aid is within the context of support for the development of our communities, real national priority, that seeks to ease access to potable water in the Far North region, which statistically is the area with the most acute problems of access to water, and that was reported during the last cholera epidemic to be one of the regions most affected by the disease.
Facilitating access to drinkable water is more than a priority, and key intervention in this domain by MTN Foundation for the hospitable population of the Far North. Another intervention priority is the development of a robust and impacting digital ecosystem to ease the empowerment of young people and women as well as access by a greater majority to inclusive and quality education.