The Gobirawa Community located in Igabi Local government area of Kaduna state had bemoaned the lack of basic social amenities in the community and has appealed to the Kaduna state government to intervene.
Members of the Gobirawa district face serious challenges such as lack of access roads, hospitals and schools. KNM discovered that there was only one primary school close to the region that all the children of primary school age could attend. Gobirawa is also linked to the rest of the neighboring villages by only one bridge that is inaccessible in the raining season.
Speaking with newsmen who visited the region earlier today, the District Head of Gobirawa, Malam Umaru Haruna disclosed that the community has over three hundred inhabitants but the lack of basic social amenities seriously hinders the economic development of the community.
“We usually get cut off for the period of three months because we cannot cross the river in rainy seasons because of the speed of the water, and as such, we cannot even carry our farm produce to the town,” Malam Haruna explained.
“A large number of people die every year while trying to cross the river. We cannot give the exact number of life lost. We remain in our community till the rainy season is over in spite of the critical situation that we face.” He said.
Malam Haruna further explained that this inability to access the town has led to the death of a considerable number of people who were sick and could not get treatment; most of this including women and children. He used this medium to appeal to the state government to build a health care center in the area.
He explained that the women, children and elderly of Gobirawa deserved proper medical attention to significantly reduce the mortality rate in the community. He further disclosed that more than half of the population engaged in local farming, cattle rearing and fishing while the women did most if the trading.
These people deserve easy access to town where they can get raw materials for their businesses and an opportunity to sell their farm produce.