TYPA/E-WASH women visits ministries


By Christiana Babayo

The TYPA (Taraba Youth Progressive Association)/E-WASH (Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) women paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry of Urban planning, Environment and Sanitation, and TAWASCO to discuss issues pertaining Hygiene and Sanitation.

Mrs Punarimam who spoke on behalf of the visiting team outlined the reasons for the visit. In her speech she pleaded with the Permanent Secretary to revive the health inspection culture in the state and also to look into the issue of sanitation in the state as it is key to good health. She also brought to his notice the issue of open defecation and blocked drainages and requested that the ministry should partner with the organisation and bring a lasting solution to this problem.

In his response, the Permanent Secretary Mr Usman Madu said the visit was very timely and expedient. He revealed that the ministry was actually discussing the sanitary condition of the state before the visiting team came.

He assured the team that they will liaise with the ministry and ensure that immediate action is taken to promote this just cause.

In an interview after the visit, Mr Usman Madu told our correspondent that he wants to encourage youth to also join this campaign and keep the state clean.
In the same vein the E-Wash (Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) team also visited the Commissioner, Ministry of Environment and sanitation, Hon Ibrahim Lawan and also TAWASCO (Taraba State Water and Sewerage Corporation) to talk about the same sanitary conditions because these two are key components as far as hygiene is concerned.

In his welcome address, the Commissioner said he was delight over the fact that women have raised concerned over this very pressing issue. He equally assured the team of his full participation and support towards this cause.

The Chief Admin officer of Taraba State Water and sewerage Corporation (TAWASCO) Mr Enoch Gembu, who spoke on behalf of the General Manager said the women have taken the bull by the horn and that they will support the team because sanitation and hygiene will not be possible without good water.


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