The serious water shortage at Turkana University College will soon be a thing of the past thanks to intervention by The Ramgarhia Youth Association (RYA), a group of professionals from diverse backgrounds committed to support under privileged members of the society.
The RYA Chairman, Inderjit Singh Thethy and Vice Chairman, Himath Singh Gahir toured the varsity to conduct a survey on sinking at least two boreholes at the varsity to address the chronic water crisis facing the institution and its neighbours.
“To date RYA has commissioned 16 water boreholes with assistance from our donors in different parts of the country,” said Thethy.
He added that the association conducted surveys at Canaan, AIC, widow camp, Lolupe, Nayuu, Natotol, Eliye, Natir, Nakiriongora and Nadapal/Namoru areas in Turkana County.
The Turkana University College Principal, Prof. Thomas Akuja appreciated the gesture made by the association, saying it will go along way in addressing one of the serious challenges facing the institution.
“We are really grateful to the Ramgarhia Youth Association for their support. This will actually transform the economic, social and general welfare of the students and the community living near the university,” said Akuja.
The principal has in the past raised the water challenge in the national government county fora and the intervention by Ramgarhia youth association will be a relief for the varsity.
The Ramgarhia Youth Association is a subcommittee of the East African Ramgarhia Board. Ever since inception in the 80’s the RYA has been an active youth association involving itself in various community initiatives.
The association was catapulted into limelight when charity projects were enhanced which gave RYA a new outlook be it through wheel chair donations, blood donations, medical camps to name but a few.
By Peter Gitonga