The Community of Christ Church in Liberia has constructed and turned over two hand pumps to two communities in Kpanyan and Juahzon Districts in Sinoe County.
The two projects, according the Church's President, Reverent J. Sackor Dixon, value at US$10,000 will benefit the over 20,000 residents of two towns in the districts,[ Kwitatuzon and Jarwee Towns].
Rev. Dixon said the project titled: "Abolish Poverty and End Suffering," with sponsorship from the Tangible Love, an NGO arm of the Community of Christ World Church, is intended to help the people of the communities and Liberia with safe drinking water.
He also stated that the provision of the water in the two communities is part of the church effort to support the government of Liberia in the provision of basic social services to the people of Liberia.
The hand pumps were turned over to the community leaders with spare parts and tools for the maintenance of the projects.
According to Rev. Dixon, the church also trained members of the two communities to repair and maintain the hand pumps for the longevity of the projects.
He told the community members to ensure that the projects are properly and regularly maintained to avoid them fetching creek and other unsafe waters for drinking and other domestic purposes.
Prior to the construction of the hand pumps in the two areas, members of the communities fetched water from various nearby creeks and other unsafe sources for domestic and other purposes.
The Church's President also disclosed that it has already targeted over 25 communities across rural Liberia to carry out similar projects as its part of effort to share with the communities and the people of Liberia.
He said the church has also planned to provide farming tools and seeds to farmers in various parts of the country in order to help make them self-sufficient and reliant in the country.
The turning over ceremonies separately carried out in Kwitatuzon and Jarwee Towns were witnessed by officials of the Liberian Government, including chiefs, elders, the Ministry of Public Works Resident Engineer in Sinoe County among others.
Receiving the projects, the community leaders expressed appreciations to the church and promised to properly maintain them.