14 November 2012

Liberia: Water Shortage Hits Kakata City

Water shortage has hit the city of Kakata in Margibi County leaving nearly eight hundred residents surviving without drinking water.

Speaking to reporters in Kakata recently, a resident of one of the affected communities, Ma Tenneh Saysay, said barely four months now their water supply has been cut off by authorities of the Kakata Branch of the Liberia and Sewer Corporation (LWSC).

Madam Saysay told reporters in kakata that as the result of the water shortage, they were compare to fetch water from open wells for drinking and other purposes something which poses hazard to their health.

A resident of the green island community Francis Kawah lamented on the water shortage and call on authorities of the LWSC and the local county administration to quickly intervene so as to bring remedy to the situation.

When contacted, the LWSC Kakata station supervisor Hilary Yoryor confirmed the situation but blamed the water shortage on the breakdown of generators.

He however assured the residents of the resumption of water supply but urged them to exercise a little more restraint.

Several residents were seeing walking long distances to fetch water for domestic use, while school going children as well in cue to get water to get themselves ready for school as early as 6am according to our reporter.

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