Mr. Charles Allen, Managing Director of The Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation
Weala Residents To Gain Access To Pipe-borne Water
By Richard Baysah, Margibi County Correspondent
KAKATA, March 2 (LINA) - At long last the people of Weala in Cinta Township in Gibi District, upper Margibi will have access to pipe-bone water.
According to an official, funding for the water project estimated at US$189,000 comes from the 2012-2013 National Budget.
During the project kick-off meeting with Cinta Township Commissioner and his Project Management Committee on Saturday, Liberia Water and Sewer (LWSC) Deputy Managing Director for Technical Services, Frankie Cassell, said he was delighted to see the water project finally take off after many twists and turns.
Cassell disclosed that to ensure the successful implementation of the project, the Water and Sewer Corporation Management has, in keeping the Public Procurement and Concession Commission guidelines, hired the services of a Liberian-owned contracting company, DAZ and DAZ Trading Company, to implement the water project.
He said a technical team has been set up to adequately monitor each phase of the construction work, to its completion point.
He commended the people of Weala for their patience and tolerance after several months of delay in starting the project.
In remarks, the Chairman of LWSC Board of Directors, Mr. Kimmie Weeks said the Weala water project will be a pilot project for over 15 cities around the country.
He said when the project is successfully implemented it will be replicated in selected cities to enable them have access to safe drinking water.
For his part, the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the DAZ and DAZ Trading Company, Mr. David Zinnah, thanked the management of the LWSC for his company's preferment to carry out the project.
He assured that his company will professionally implement the water project, so as to win more confidence in the face of daunting challenges.
In remarks, the Commissioner of Cinta, William Julye and the Project
Management Committee Chairlady, Muniatu Brown, said they were happy to see the long-awaited water project finally get off the ground.
Commissioner Julye said the water project was a "heart beat" project, as the people of his township were in dire need of safe-drinking water.
The project, when completed, will supply safe-drinking water to over 10,000 inhabitants.