Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation Managing Director, Charles B. Allen
LWSC Breaks Ground for Water Supply to Buchanan
Johnson Liway, LINA Grand Bassa County Correspondent
BUCHANAN, May 25 (LINA) – The City of Buchanan is to benefit from pipe borne water as a result of a grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB) with the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) serving as implementing partner.
Making the disclosure during a program in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County on Friday, LWSC Project Manager for Urban Water Supply and Sanitation, Gabriel S. Flaboe said that urban water supply though the LWSC was funded by the AfDB for Buchanan, Kakata and Zwedru water projects costs US$40 million.
Flaboe said the project is divided into three components -- the infrastructure, institutional capacity building and project management.
Under the infrastructure component, Buchanan, Kakata and Zwedru overall project will cost US$6.1million.
Speaking at the program, LWSC Managing Director Charles B. Allen thanked the AfDB for its support to the people of Liberia.
Allen said the dream of the establishment of the bank came from Liberia and today, Liberia is reaping from what she sowed many years ago.
He explained that the LWSC mandate is to supply water to all parts of Liberia and the corporation is doing this after all of its facilities were vandalized during the war.
He said in the near future, LWSC will be supplying safe drinking water to oil companies that will be drilling in deep sea to cut that bound of going foreign parts to purchase water.
For her part, the AfDB Country Representative to Liberia, Dr. Margaret Kilo said everyone who has a building will be connected to the water project in the near future.
She said water will return to Bassa soon , cautioning citizens to be patient and report anyone who will vandalize the facilities of the LWSC.
She also told the people of Bassa another good news is electricity will soon be coming from the Ivory Coast through Yekepa that will be cheaper, noting that with the new Monrovia to Buchanan highway, water and electricity, the economy of Bassa will boom and employment will rise.
During the program, LWSC Board Chairman, Dr. Kimmie Weeks said through the collective efforts of the LWSC management team, Buchanan is to benefit from pipe borne water.
He then thanked the AfDB for its continuous support to Liberia and called on Bassonians to be responsible and take care of the project.