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Government Sets to Boost Water Supply in the Country

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Government Sets to Boost Water Supply in the Country

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Another reason for the  poor supply of water in the country is due to  negative the activities of people in some of  the water catchment areas such as the destruction of water facilities like pipes, pumps to name but few But however, this year World Water Day is a wakeup call for the government to reach the estimated 2.36 million of Sierra Leoneans who cannot  access  clean and safe drinking water.

The theme for this year celebration is “water and job have the power to transform people’s lives”

Delivering the key note address in  this year World Water Day held on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 in Bo Town,  the Minister of Water Resources Momodu Maligie explained that, this year commemoration is focusing on how quantity and  quality water can change the lives of  workers  and even transform societies and economies.

The Minister also  explained about the important of water which he said is  central to human survival,  and can also provide decent work with income  for broader social and economic advancement.

The. Guma valley Water Company and SALWACO are the two government entities charge with the responsibilities to provide  water in the country.

Speaking on behalf of  Guma Valley Water Company, the General Manager Bankole Mansaray said Guma Valley is  responsible to provide  water in the  capital city adding that as a company they have been working hard to fulfill their mandate.

Samuel Bangura, Director General of the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) said that, SLWACO is   responsible for the distribution of water in the entire country except for Freetown which is under the purview of GUMA Valley  stating  that SLWACO also assist Local Councils  in planning, building operating and maintaining water system.

 

The presence of adequate water supply will help to provide decent  jobs for young people and also improve productivity, but  lack of water is  equally expensive and also a major threat to job creation the more reason  government is  reminding all Sierra Leoneans that socio- economic development is heavily dependent on sustainable management of the country natural  resources. 

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