LWSC Managing Director, Mr. Duannah A. Kamara Speaking to Journalists LWSC Managing Director, Mr. Duannah A. Kamara Speaking to Journalists

LWSC Boss Wants Lawmakers Make Water Theft A Non-Billable Crime Featured

The Managing Director of Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) has outlined several challenges being faced by the Corporation relative to the provision of safe drinking water across the country, and on the other hand, named the prospects.

Among other things, the Corporation is involved in the management, development, construction, installation, manufacture, operation, transmission, distribution, sale and supply to all areas of water and sewage services and of equipment and facilities related thereto.

According to Mr. Duannah A. Kamara, the Corporation is providing water for over 1.5 million people throughout the country, and therefore, there is an urgent need for all Liberians to help the institution collect the needed revenue in order to allow it operates properly.

The LWSC Boss spoke Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the Ministry of Information Regular press in Monrovia.

He said the main pipe that is pumping water from the Mount Coffee Power Plant has lasted for more than 52 years and this is making it increasingly difficult to allow them operate properly, thus denting the institution’s revenue generation.
However, amid these challenges, he reckons there are lights at the tunnel.

“While in South Africa few months back I met with the World Bank and they promised to help in the construction of new pipesthat will help many Liberians have access to better water services throughout the country,” he disclosed.
He asserted that much improvement is being carried on by the LWSC within recent months.

“New pipes are constructed and many communities are reaping the benefits and many more will reap those benefits across Monrovia and its environs. Over 10,000 homes will have access to quality water,” Kamara assured.
He said if all is done, the corporation will start contributing immensely to government’s revenue generation through the National Budget.

Director Kamara said the LWSC will soon start pumping water from its Fish Market Station to the back of the Ministry of Finance and development Planning(MFDP) were they have their storages constructed by the World Bank and partners.
He disclosed that the institution is losing 78% revenue from its subscribers on a daily basis through what he called unscrupulous behavior, warning violators to desist from such unscrupulous behavior.

Meanwhile, the LWSC Boss has called on the Liberian Legislature to make water theft a non- billable crime in order to deter violators.

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