The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops stationed at the Burgaabo Forward Operation Base (FOB) and operating under the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), led by Maj Jeremiah Namasake, constructed a 90,000-litre underground water tank for the Burgaabo locals last week as an initiative to alleviate the shortage of fresh water faced by the locals.
The community have been grappling with a severe water shortage, a longstanding issue in the area. It was a welcome relief for the locals who expressed their gratitude towards the troops for their efforts. The KDF troops, in turn, urged the community to form a committee to effectively manage the newly constructed water tank.
In addition to the water tank, the ATMIS KDF troops distributed food items to needy families, including essentials such as rice, sugar, wheat flour, cooking oil, tomato paste, spaghetti, tea leaves, salt, biscuits, and assorted juice for children.
Furthermore, they donated sports equipment, including three footballs, to the youth in the area to enhance their sporting activities and keep them engaged. The local leadership and community members appreciated these efforts by the troops to support their needs and engage with them in various ways, including security, water management, food items, sports, and medical support.