JDPC constructs 2 boreholes for Plateau community

JDPC constructs 2 boreholes for Plateau community

The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) of Catholic Diocese of Pankshin in Plateau has constructed an 8,000-litre solar-powered borehole and another hand-pump one in Gunji community, Kanke Local Government Area of the state.

Inaugurating the project on Monday, Bishop of the diocese, Most Rev. Michael Gokum, said that the gesture was supported by Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN).

Gokum said that the project, funded by Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), was aimed at addressing the water need of the people of the community.

The bishop said that the inauguration of the project was part of the activities marking the 10th anniversary of the diocese.

”Today, our diocese is 10 years old and commissioning of this water project is part of activities for the celebration.

”This water project is for everybody in the community, not only for Christians or the Catholics.
‘The joy of evangelism is when you address the needs of the people and so, we thank CAFOD and CCFN for the support,” he said.

Earlier, the Coordinator of JDPC in the diocese, Rev. Fr. Basil Kassam, said that the gesture followed the need assessment conducted in the community in 2021.

Kassam stated that the gesture was part of the JDPC Water, Sustainable Agriculture and Governance (WASAG) project.

In addition to the boreholes, he said that JDPC had also conducted various trainings for selected members of the community.

The coordinator called on CAFOD and CCFN to continue to support JDPC toward meeting the essential needs of the people.

The Programme Officer, Good Governance of CCFN, Mr. Jude Akwo, commended JDPC for executing the project within specification, promising to open more areas of collaboration.

The Village Head of Gunji, Mr Caleb Lukulm, thanked the bishop and JDPC for the gesture, assuring that he would maintain and safeguard the facility from vandalism.

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