Paramakatoi well down, children fetching water -AFC

Severe erosion of a well meant to service residents in Paramakatoi has made the task of accessing potable water onerous.

According to Region Eight Chairman and AFC MP, Mark Crawford the conditions are so distressing that schoolchildren are made to fetch a five-gallon bottle of water over 1500 feet to the school dormitory.

He said that the children struggle with the task and the way in which the pipe is located it is very muddy and slippery.

“The bottles are hard to carry, these are little children, small in stature…they could easily slip and fall it is …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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