UNGWAN Ruhogo Community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State has appealed to the State Government to provide basic amenities.
The residents, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, said their community was in dire need of infrastructure development.
Mr Yohanna Zamani, a farmer, told NAN that the lack of basic social amenities in their community had brought untold hardship on them.
“We are really suffering here because there is no electricity, no water, and our roads are in a very bad shape.
“The road in our community is an apology, especially during the rainy season, most villages in the area are difficult to access.
“We are pleading with the government to consider this area for development projects,’’ he said.
According to him, the little development that is seen in the place is from the self-effort of the residents.
Another resident, Marshall Bosan, noted that the situation was impacting negatively on the local economy of the area.
“It is very difficult to undertake any small-scale business due to the absence of electricity, water and good road.
“The state of our schools is pathetic and leaves much to be desired, and the schools don’t have enough teachers.
“These things are all impacting negatively on our social and economic activities,” he said.
Bosan also called for an increased security presence in Ungwan Ruhogo, to safeguard lives and property.
On her part, Mrs. Hadassah Yangoji called on the state government to empower women in the area with soft loans to boost their businesses.
“The women here are workaholics, hence the need for soft revolving loans to be given for their businesses.
“We really need a push from the government because we cannot do it on our own,” she said.
Malam Bala Ayuba, a businessman, said many of the promises made by successive governments on capital projects have not been fulfilled.
“Most of the promises they made to build schools, roads and provide potable water for us have not been fulfilled.
“It’s only during electioneering campaigns that you will see politicians coming around and seeking our support.
“How long do we have to wait for these promises to be fulfilled. We need the government to remember us because we are also part of the state,” he stressed. (NAN)
– April 30, 2021 @ 14:29 GM