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Liberia Priority to USAID Water Program - Official
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Liberia Priority to USAID Water Program - Official

 By D. Ignatius Roberts

ROBERTSPORT, Jan 18 (LINA) -The United States Global Water Coordinator, Chris Holmes, says 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation worldwide.

He also said this, coupled with the fact that 800 million people are without portable water, has impressed upon the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) the need to implement a water development strategy in the world.

Mr. Holmes made the disclosure on Thursday in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, during a ground-breaking program for the construction of the Robertsport Pipeline extension project

Holmes said he was in Liberia primarily to see the challenges Liberia is facing in expanding access to clean drinking water to all.

He said the United States Government, through USAID, has a proud record of supporting the government and people of Liberia to expand access to clean drinking water.

He recounted that in 2013 alone, some 47,124 people throughout the country gained access to improved water supply with support from USAID.

Coordinator Holmes emphasized that Liberia has been and remains an important priority for USAID water program, and said it is committed to supporting the country’s effort to make a transformative impact on access to clean water.

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