The populations of the towns of Fotokol, Waza and Mozogo, all located in the Extreme-North region of Cameroon, have just become the recipients of the Orange Foundation’s support, who offered them wells to lessen their burden in accessing drinking water. According to the local authorities, approximately 208 families will thus be relieved by this donation.
The above-mentioned towns, we learn, have the particularity of suffering from the shortage in groundwater levels, a reality which led to the failure of most of the village water projects initiated in this area. Additionally, there is the desert encroachment which further complicates the access to drinking water for the populations.
According to the management of the Orange Foundation, this donation of wells confirms the commitment of this structure to the populations in the Extreme-North, “subjected to the certainly insidious encroaching desert and the crimes of the terrorist sect Boko Haram”.
This terrorist organisation has indeed increased the attacks in this part of Cameroon in the past two years, leaving the local populations in an even more vulnerable situation, with some travelling several kilometres every day to search for drinking water.