The Lagos Youth Parliament has launched an emergency action plan to address the issue of access to clean water in rural and undeserved communities in Lagos State.
The action plan aims to install boreholes in some selected communities and educate them on water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for women, children, and community leaders.
The Chairman of the Clean Water Initiative, Hon. Faborode Damilola, and the Deputy Chairman, Hon. Shasanya Akinola, praised the Speaker of the Lagos Youth Parliament, Rt.Hon. Ogidan Abayomi, for his efforts and keen interest in the actualisation of the water project.
They said that the communities were selected based on a survey of “communities with poor access to potable water”.
The initiative, which will run for two years, will reach over 50,000 women, men, and children in rural and undeserved communities. It will also provide electricity for the boreholes in these communities.
The first community to benefit from the project is Agbowa Community within Epe/Ikorodu Axis.
The Lagos Youth Parliament is a youth-led organisation that aims to promote good governance, civic engagement, and social development among young people in Lagos State.
The Clean Water Initiative is one of its flagship projects that seeks to improve the quality of life and health of rural dwellers.