In a shocking revelation that sheds light on the darker aspects of human behavior, a Twitter user – Oyiga Micheal recently took to the social media platform to share a heart-wrenching account of how certain individuals can thwart charitable efforts, involving elders and providing a community access to clean water.
Oyiga Micheal Details Struggles to Provide Clean Water Amidst Local Resistance
The incident unfolded when Micheal embarked on a mission to provide a drought-ridden community with access to clean water, only to face resistance from the very elders he sought to help.
Drawing on support from well-known personalities such as Michael Collins, the CEO of Mavin Records, popularly known as Don Jazzy and Ekitipikin, as well as generous donors within the Twitter community, Micheal undertook a borehole project for a locality that had been grappling with the absence of clean water for an extended period.
However, as the project gained momentum, he was unexpectedly summoned by the community’s elders.
Undeterred, he proceeded with the digging, despite encountering multiple challenges along the way.
After days of relentless effort, the water source was finally tapped into, yielding clear and potable water that could transform the community’s quality of life.
However, this hopeful phase was short-lived. A distressing phone call informed Micheal that the water supply had abruptly ceased.
Confronted by the elders, Micheal offered a conciliatory gesture as he attempted to gain their approval.
He secured an alternative water source within the same vicinity and successfully set up the borehole infrastructure, ensuring water availability.
Micheal’s frustration, however, was reignited when he recently visited the site and witnessed one of the elders utilizing his boat to fetch water from the very location where the project had been stalled.
Overcome with a mix of anger and exasperation, he took to Twitter to voice his feelings. In his post, he recounted the tale of resistance he had encountered and the pain it had caused him.
The difficulties experienced by those trying to improve communities, even when their intentions are good, are highlighted by Micheal’s admission.
Micheal’s experience makes one wonder about the power relationships that exist in societies where the welfare of many can be affected by the actions of a small number of people.