A community, Aro-Ajatakiri in Ikwuano LG of Abia State are currently suffering from acute water scarcity following the pollution of their only source of water supply by poisonous chemicals.

A visit to the community showed that they are forced to ration tankers of water supplied by Government House, Umuahia, but which seems inadequate due to the high demand for water occasioned by the dry season 

The community which in the wake of the pollution incident received high profile visits, including visit by Abia State First Lady, Mrs  Priscilla Chidinma Otti to  Aro-Ajatakiri have been left high and low as all the mouth watering promises made by the Abia First Lady seems to have gone into a voice mail 

 Amongst the packages of goodies Mrs Otti announced for the community which has suffered absence of governance for years include: The construction of a 6 kilometres road from Umuigu through Aro Ajatakiri to Ubakala;  Five boreholes  earmarked to be dug for the community.

Other high profile personalities who visited the community include the Transition Committee Chairman of Ikwuano LGA,  Hon Osinachi Nwaka who promised to construct two of the five boreholes promised.

The  member representing Ikwuano State Constituency in the House of Assembly, Hon Boniface Isienyi was also present during the visit and said that the State government through Ministry of Environment are investigating the causes of the the water pollution and the water analysis result will soon come out.

Dailyledger.com.ng reports that Aro Ajatakiri in Ajata-na-Igu Autonomous Community, Ikwuano LGA of Abia State recently had its stream and the source of water in the community contaminated at the weekend resulting to the death of fishes and destruction of the other aquatic lives therein. Yet to be verified report  trace the ugly development to an alleged large quantity of Gammalin 20 deposited in the stream by unknown persons, or manufacturing company 

The   councillor representing ward 4 in the Ikwuano LG administration who hails from the community, Hon Ugo Nwankwo told dailyledger.com.ng that it appears fulfilment of the promises may have been slowed down by bureaucracy, but he expressed optimism that they would be implemented.

Members of the community who spoke to dailyledger.com.ng appealed to the LG administration and State Government to fast track action on the matter contending that water is one of life's basic necessities.

The Ikwuano LG Chairman, Mayor Osinachi Nwaka however told dailyledger.com.ng that contractors have been mobilised to site and said he will personally monitor developments in order to fast track its execution