LWSC To Pump Water Into 6 Counties
By Decontee M. Wesseh
The Managing Director of Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), Dwana Kamara, has disclosed that the entity will shortly begin the distribution of water in six counties across Liberia.
Kamara named the areas as Zwedru in Grand Gedeh County; Buchanan in Grand Bassa County; Kakata in Margibi County; Voinjama in Lofa County; Saniquellie in Nimba County and Robertsport in Grand Cape Mount County..
Making the disclosure Thursday at the Ministry of Information regular press conference in Monrovia, Kamara explained that the LWSC in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development will ensure that water is distributed in those areas.He explained that the LWSC has constructed three sites through the Liberia Managerial Program which will be commissioned before mid-June, adding that “as soon as these facilities are commissioned, they will begin installing the distribution lines for the first time in those areas to enable the supply of water for safe use.”
Kamara stated that they have been running water facilities in and around Monrovia as part of the government’s Pro-Poor Agenda.
According to him, the LWSC had a fruitful meeting with the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission to address the issue of illegal connection of water lines and tapping on the LWSC main water pipes.
In a related development, Mr. Kamara has said the LWSC is working to institute measures to ensure that the institution is transformed into a private entity to enable it contribute to the National Budget.
Kamara has also disclosed that LWSC will set up a task force to conduct inspections in and around Monrovia to identify those who are illegally using the water supplied by the corporation.
Kamara referred to the group as the “Pro-Poor Taskforce.”
He further disclosed that the initial construction of sewerage lines prior to now ran from Duala to Nigeria House in Congo town.
According to Kamara, this creates a burden for those beyond these points, adding that the LWSC is making proper arrangement with the support of the American government to expand the sewerage facilities in and around Monrovia.