WATER and ENERGY SUPPLY IN BELO

The topography and relief makes it possible for the communities to have water supply through gravity. There are several underground water sources that serve as spring sources and catchment. There are a total of 25 springs were water is captured. There are a total of 335 stand taps. There are no wells in the Council area. There is a borehole constructed by SCAN WATER at Chuaku. It is no longer functional because the community could not afford to pay for fuel needed for the functionality of the water system. With the population of 88,664 and 335 standtaps, there is an estimated 264 inhabitants/ stand tap. At an aggregate, it meets the norms but however, there are some communities that have no clean water supply system. The detailed situation of water is found in the annexed report.

The tables below summarize the water situation in Belo Council area.

Table 35: Summary of functioning state of water points in the Belo Council area

Project Type FUNCTIONING STATE TOTAL
Good Damaged To be Rehabilitated
Boreholes 01 01 00 02
Wells 00 00 00 00
Sources 21 00 04 25
Stand taps 315 20   335
Etc. 00 00 00 00
Total 21 01 04 28

Source :2017 field survey

 

Table 36: Functioning state of water points according to the milieu of residence in the Belo Council area

MILIEU OF RESIDENCE TOTAL  POPULATION FUNCTIONING STATE TOTAL
GOOD DAMAGED TO BE REHABILITATED
Urban 32,425 10      
Rural 56,938 11   04  
Total 89,363 21   04  

Source :2017 field survey

 

Energy is supplied only by the official supplier of energy, ENEO. Of the 29 villages, 15 villages (52%) are connected to the national grid. There are 21 transformers and most of them are 2-face transformers. On the record, there are 963 connected officially. However, due to the high cost of connection, some inhabitants are connected illegally. Here, they connect to their homes, from those who are regularly connected and the bills are shared amongst themselves.

ENEO provides electricity to the villages in the municipality – Acha, Afua, Ashing, Anjang, Anjin, Baingo, Belo, Djichami, Elimeghong, Fuli, Jinkfuin, Kitchu, Mbingo, Njinikejem, Sowi and Twalatwal. The Rural Electrification Agency (AER) sponsored the electrification of some communities. The project stated but not completed, hence leaving the beneficiary communities in perpetual longing as they travel 6-10km to charge their mobile phones, while for the few inhabitants with generators, the purchase of fuel is exorbitant. The few communities that are benefiting from ENEO electricity are witnessing 2-3 days regular black-outs. This constant interruption coupled with low voltage slows down economic activities.

Table 37: Supply of Electricity in the Belo Council area

Village Population (a) REALIZATIONS STRUCTURE CHARACTERISTICS FUNCTIONALITY TRANSFORMER
Enterprise Source of financing Fixed date Nature Number of transformers Number of Connections Functioning network Existence of a vigilance committee Existence of a management committee (for a decentralized electrification) Geographic Coordinates
      (i)   (Y/N)   (ii) Latitude Longitude Altitude
Acha 1590 PIB ER 1 17 YES AES SONEL NO 10.35109 6.17755 1324
Afua 1700 PIB ER 1 45 YES AES SONEL NO      
Ashing 700 PIB ER 1 30 YES AES SONEL NO      
Anjang 2813 PIB ER 1 50 YES AES SONEL NO 10.35592 6.20398 1663
Anjin 8787 PIB ER 1 37 YES AES SONEL NO 10.36865 6.21217 1637
Baingo 4977 PIB ER 2 80 YES AES SONEL NO 10.31612/10.36679 6.16688/6.16981 1324/ 1443
Belo 5072 PIB ER 2 200 YES AES SONEL NO 10.34714

 

 

6.17551 1324
Djichami 4501 PIB ER 2 45 YES AES SONEL NO 10.35298/ 10.36679 6.17033/ 6.1636 1305/ 1385
Elimeghong 2813 PIB ER 1 200 YES AES SONEL NO 10.39425 6.21138 1697
Fuli 3684 PIB ER 1 16 YES AES SONEL NO 10.3463 6.18703 1316
Jinkfuin 4150 PIB ER 2 42 YES AES SONEL NO 10.36245/10.36932 6.1852/ 6.18929 1363/ 1428
Kitchu 1551 PIB ER 1 19 YES AES SONEL NO      

 

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