Friday, 3 February 2017

KASHIMBILA A PLACE TO VISIT AND FEEL NATURE

See the mountainous beauty of Kashimbila


While at Kashimbila, I visited the multipurpose dam in Taraba State, this dam have the ability to prevent any disaster if the Lake Nyos in Cameroon collapses, considering the fact that on August 21, 1986, Lake Nyos suddenly emitted a large cloud of CO2 gas which caused intense suffocation killing 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock in nearby towns and villages. It can serve over 30 million Nigerians and thousands of livestock and hectares of land from destructions in Taraba, Benue, Cross River, Kogi, Anambra, Delta and Bayelsa states and can also rival the Obudu Ranch Resort and generate electricity.

The mountain peaks are shaped like Carmel backs

At the KASHIMBILA MULTI PURPOSE DAM


I understand that the Kashimbila dam project was conceived with the principles of integrated water resources management in mind, understanding that water drives the economic and social development of nations. In developing the dam, a holistic approach to water management in which many different aspects are closely connected and work successfully together was adopted.  The dam construction is awarded to Messrs SCC Nigeria Limited. while there I sighted the Project manager of the SCC Michael Rolbin but I did not chat with him. The multi-billion naira Kashimbila dam project was first inaugurated in 2007, the construction company moved to site and began the foundation work. But, government was to abandon the project until 2010 when President Goodluck Jonathan resuscitated the project and finished it. A great tourism potentials, I must confess.

KASHIMBILA MULTI PURPOSE DAM






Untarred road  leading to Cameroon from Kashimbila

KASHIMBILA MULTI PURPOSE DAM



I also visit 'Bate Village', near river Kastina-Ala, in Kashimbila.  Kashimbila is a product of nature’s wonder comparable only to the mountainous beauty of Obudu. The town is surrounded by hills and many rocks rest on the hills. The hill, valley and the rocks in the background divided Nigeria from Cameroon. Overlooking the Mambilla Plateau, Nigeria's Northern continuation of the Bamenda Highlands of Cameroon, located in the South Eastern part of Taraba state, close to the border separating Nigeria and Cameroon.

Nature at its best!

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