NGO Trains 400-Women On Use Of Friendly Cooking Stove To Check Global Warming

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In an effort to check the devastating effect of global warming, a Bauchi

based NGO has introduced friendly cooking stoves to about 400 women in

Lafia-Lamurde LGA in Adamawa state.
The Development Exchange Centre(DEC) with headquarter in the Bauchi state

capital through its programme manager in charge of Water Sanitation and

Hygiene WASH, Lewis Abwadab said the project was also initiated to curtail

increasing rate of tree felling which is responsible for desertification.

Demonstrating the use of the new innovation, Mr Abwadab said what the

rural women required for effective cooking include: a piece of firewood

and sawdust or sugarcane dust, saying this will help to promote

environmental sustainability.
He expressed worry over excessive use of firewood by households, noting

that this was responsible for cancer of the lungs, eye ailment and other

fire related disasters particularly in the rural areas.

The DEC WASH programme manager advised the women of Lafia-Lamurdi to

educate their colleagues in the surrounding communities like Mansurmi and

Kupte about the friendly cooking stoves which will serve as alternative

source of energy.
“The new local technology will save cost, regulate tree felling, encourage

afforestation and help in recycling saw dust and sugarcane dust'' says

Lewis Abwadab.
In his remark, the district head of Lafia in Lafia-Lamurde LGA of Adamawa

State, Chief Clement Minakaro urged women in the community to key into the

new project in order to protect the environment already devastated by

activities of firewood sellers and users.
Chief Minakaro while commending DEC management for its people-oriented

rural based programs in Lafia district, assured that his chiefdom would

partner Savanah sugar company management with a view to sourcing for

sugarcane dust that was in abundance in the area for ease of use by

Women who thronged the venue where the use of the friendly cooking stove

was demonstrated, believed that time often wasted in the bush to source

for firewood or buy the products would be drastically reduced by about

fifty to seventy percent (50% to 70%) daily.
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