SWALIM Update on Bayahow River Breakage Repair
SWALIM can now reliably report that the river bank breakage at Bayaxaaw has been closed, initially with sand bags and later by heavy machinery. The breakage in the Shabelle river embankment, reported earlier to be about 50m wide and over 5m deep, had caused serious flooding in Bayaxoow village and beyond up until mid-September, when efforts to close the gap started to yield fruit. Materials and heavy equipment for the repairs were provided by the NGO “Gift of the Givers Africa”, while labor was provided by the local community. The photos below show the work in progress to close the breakage using heavy machinery.