Concord Times (Freetown)

Sierra Leone: Bo to Benefit From 24-Hr Water Supply

Bo — Head of the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) in Bo has said that the township will start enjoying twenty-four hours supply of safe-drinking water come 2015 Denise Macavoray made the statement during a three-day training programme for consumer enumeration exercise held at the Dohas Hotel, Torwama Road in Bo.

According to Mr. Macavoray, the government has given SALWACO the mandate to supply potable water to both urban and rural areas apart from Freetown, which is being catered for by theGuma Valley Water Company. He said the water and sanitation project will benefit places like Bo, Kenema, Makeni and all districts and small towns in the country. Macavoray noted that people who have been trained during the three days programme for the consumer enumeration exercise will be going out to the different communities in Bo to solicit views, ideas, and problems which people normally face with regards the operations of SALWACO. He told journalists that the government of President Ernest Bai Koroma attaches great importance to the availability of safe-drinking water and as a result of that, a whole ministry (Water Resources) has been created for the effective management and supply of safe-drinking water; a project being sponsored by the African Development Bank (ADB).

Macavoray added that the water and sanitation project has plans to capacitate staff so that when the project shall haveconcluded, the staff could still be of help to SALWACO and its consumers. He appealed to all would-be consumers to ensure they promptly pay their water rates to enable the company fulfill its objectives.

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