Inadequate potable water supply remains the major crisis faced in most neighborhoods in the Buea municipality.
A clear picture shot yesterday, November 8th, 2021, shows that the University of Buea is the main support of the life of all habiting around the institution. Locals troop into UB morning and evening to fetch potable water.
In January 2018, The Head of State ordered the negotiation of a loan worth five million dollars, equivalent to three billion FCFA, with the publicized aim of boosting potable water supply in some areas of the Fako division, Buea inclusive.
Three years after, many inhabitants of Buea still rely on boreholes both for cooking, washing as well as drinking, despite the fact that most of the water is derived from questionable sources.
The health of many Buea city dwellers, adults, and children is left to the mercy of the unknown, owing to the fact that they either consume the unverified water sources or die of thirst.
Dirty South in Buea, is one of the hardest-hit areas, in terms of water supply. According to CRTV, the loan agreement signed by the state in 2018 was to provide potable water in areas like Santa Barbara and others, yet the people still face prolonged water shortage.
If the Buea fraction of the three billion CFA did not serve its purpose, where did it go to?