Roads are among the developmental infrastructures that are currently lacking in Moraikobai, Region Five. However, this measure may not be too long in coming given the self-help attitude that the villagers have assumed over the years. Their passion to develop their village has seen them acquiring facilities to provide both electricity and water.At least this is the assertion of an elderly and respected villager, Ms. Dahana Adrian. She has lived in the village all her life and has described its current state as “developing…we are not just waiting on Government to help us, we are helping ourselves,” she related during an interview yesterday.Ms Dahana Adrian sets up the Moraikobai craft exhibitMs. Adrian, along with a group of women from the village, is currently participating in a craft exhibition at the Sophia Exhibition Site which comes as part of this year’s Amerindian Heritage Month activities. Residents from a number of other Amerindian villages are also participating in the craft exhibition.Though Moraikobai still takes on the appearance of a regular Amerindian settlement, developmental measures have seen most residents moving away from pit latrines and washing and bathing in creeks to flush toilets and running tap water.? This move, according to Adrian, came as a result of villagers making a decision to pool their resources to acquire their needs. In the case of electricity, she vividly recalled that residents were able to access a generator, and the money that is paid monthly for the service provided is directed towards the purchase of gas.Adrian explained that in order for the system to remain smooth,Manchester United Jersey Online
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