According to Grand Bassa County Superintendent Levi Dimeh, the 54 communities of Buchanan will benefit from the water supply expansion program by July 2016.
In a conversation with The Capitol Times during a tour of development projects in the port city, Superintendent Dimeh said that the county’s leadership has successfully collaborated with the LWSC with framework and support to ensure the program thrives.
He further emphasized that the county administration has embarked on a campaign intended to ensure community ownership of the pipes and safeguard them for the future.
“We, as county officials, remain committed to realizing President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s vision by fully restoring basic services to citizens including those in the rural areas”, Superintendent Dimeh divulged.
He stated that the refurbishment of water pipes in the 54 communities including emerging communities and a robust community participation and protection are paramount”.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) chlorinated more than 5,000 wells serving 400,000 people in Monrovia and Buchanan.
UNICEF recently initiated a program with partners in Buchanan, where three emergency stations supply clean water in each of the town’s 12 zones to allow direct chlorination of water in family containers, guaranteeing safe water for up to 40,000 people.