9 November 2012

Liberia: ADB Grants U.S.$40 Million for Clean Water

In order to rejuvenate its facilities and deliver pipe borne water to cities outside Monrovia, the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation has begun overhauling its facilities in Margibi, Lofa and Grand Gedeh Counties.

The board chair of LWSC, Dr. Kimmie Weeks disclosed the move here Thursday when Mr. Charles Allen took over as new Managing Director.

"Few months ago, and since our appointment as chairman of the board of LWSC, we met many challenges including an inability to provide basic water services to the Liberian people. However, working with a very dedicated team, members of the board were able to begin a process to critically look at these challenges," Kemmie Weeks said.

He disclosed that the African Development Bank (ADB) has granted US$40 million in order to meet existing bottlenecks facing the LWSC.

In order to improve the situation and deliver quality water

service to the Liberian public, Dr. Weeks said the LWSC Management is currently revamping its facilities in Voinjama, Lofa County, and Kakata, Margibi County, as well as Zwedrew, Grand Gedeh County.

The expansion of the corporation's facilities in other parts of the country would allow management to supply pipe borne water to the population in those counties.

He revealed that LWSC has earmarked another 2.7 million dollars to overhaul its facilities, as well as purchasing of equipment and the provision of other technical services to meet current day realities.

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