World Bank Country Manager for Liberia, Mr. Khwima Nthara World Bank Country Manager for Liberia, Mr. Khwima Nthara

Following Over 25 Years World Bank, GoL Restore Safe Drinking Water to Several Communities Featured

Several Liberians and resident have commended the World Bank and the Government of Liberia(GoL) through President George Manneh Weah for the restoration of pipe bore water-safe drinking water in their communities following over 25 years.

The beneficiaries, who were overwhelmed with joy, made the commendation when they spoke separately at the weekend during program marking the official launch of the World Bank COVID-19 Emergency Response Connection held at the Barnersville Area G. Basketball Court in the Township of Gardnersville, Montserado County, Liberia. As part of the ongoing World Bank sponsored initiative, the GoL through the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) has reconnected over three hundred customers in Barnersville and eight other communities in Monrovia and its environs.While describing the restoration of the safe drinking water to their communities as a big relief, the beneficiaries pointed out that it would greatly reduce the difficulties faced by them in fetching water from unsafe wells–now that they are connected to safe drinking water.  They stated that as beneficiaries of the World Bank assistance they will pay their bills on time and maintain the facilities.

Also speaking at the program, LWSC Managing Director, Mr. Duannah Kamara, said LWSC is responsible for the supply of water to residents and foreign nationals within the territorial confine of Liberia, noting that “it is a noble thing to do when you notice people connecting to the system illegally”.But  Kamara warned the residents against looting and destroying the facilities because it is the hard-earned money of donor partners, stating that President Weah is working around the clock to ensure the people of Liberia are well-catered to through the much publicized Pro-Poor Agenda for Development and Prosperity. “The dedication of the home connection has now become a challenge for us Liberians to maintain them and ensure they are used for the intended purpose. Nobody should connect to the system without contacting LWSC. Our offices are open on Front Street. Come and register. The bill is not high; do not be afraid: the bill is between US$5—US$6. Water is not expensive,” the LWSC boss asserted.

At the same time, he disclosed that plans are being worked out to construct a reservoir in Jallah Town and other communities.For his part, the Operation Director of LWSC, Mr. Moses S. Tandapolie, who spoke earlier, said it was the GPS that identified the customers in the communities, clarifying that the connection was not done on a selective basis. He mentioned that the entity will connect an additional 2,000 households in Monrovia.He then thanked the World Bank and LWSC for such a worthwhile facilities, and promised that they will collaborate with all involved to ensure that they are used properly


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