Words from the Director; there is much water in the world today as there was during the time of Noah’s flood. But of this ninety seven percent is salty and our oceans grow saltier every second of the three percent of the worlds water which is fresh. More than three-fourth is frozen in glaciers and locked up in the polar ice-caps, or in the crystalline structures of minerals, or is being used In the bodies of growing plants and animals most of the remainder lies hidden underground at shallow depths and some quite deep, forming the water tables whose gradually sinking levels cause premonition of future drought.
Less than one part in three hundred of the fresh water of the world is held in our rivers, lakes and reservoirs, while less than one part in three thousands floats in the atmosphere at any one time, either as invisible vapor or condensed in fog and clouds.
Water has an abnormal expansion. It rather contracts when its temperature rises from 0 0C to 4 0C and expands when its temperature lowers from 40C to 0 0C This abnormality surprisingly keeps the life of sea animals and plants. Had it not have such behavior, sea animals and plants may not have existed when the surrounding temperature reaches 00C.
Water is a uniquely useful substance that is essential to all plants, animals and human beings as well. Without water, life is unthinkable. Getting pure water in countries like ours is so difficult due to the shortage of water works construction equipment, trained manpower and the necessary infrastructure. Rabah & Sons PLC is therefore established to contribute its share to solving the critical water supply shortages the country as a whole is currently facing.
Rabah &Sons PLC is a private firm that is currently working particularly in the Somali Regional State where very little has been achieved in providing the pastoral community of the region with adequate water supply for domestic use and cattle watering.
We feel satisfaction for what we have achieved so far though there is a lot to be done in the future. So far we have sunk more than a dozen wells in the Ogden desert where water is really life and another dozen wells in the areas around Dire Dawa and Jijiga. Most of these wells equipped with pumping equipment and all distribution facilities are currently operational. Our clients so far are the regional Government’s Water resources, Mines and Energy Development Bureau ESRDF-Somali Regional Office and NGOs.
Therefore I call upon private drilling and construction companies to consider working in the neglected areas of the Somali region and contribute to the efforts being exerted by the government of Ethiopia to improve the life of the pastorals community in the Somali Region.