The Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Council of Rivers on Wednesday pledged its commitment to safeguard water facilities sited in three communities in the area.
The Chairman of the council, Mr Eugene Jaja, gave the assurance when the United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) led journalists on a field trip to some of the water projects on Wednesday in Port Harcourt.
The projects are interventions of European Union/UNICEF sited in at Kpopko, Aya-Ama and Ottonlama.
Jaja specifically noted that they would employ the services of both internal and government security agencies to protect the water projects from been vandalised and other activities that could impede the realisation of the sole purpose of the intervention.
The chairman, who lamented that in time past the area had witnessed consistent outbreak of water borne diseases like Cholera, Diarrhoea and dysentery, which he noted claimed the lives of some of their children.