Liberia Water and Sewer Cooperation (LWSC), with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) will shortly commence pipe-borne water connections across the country targeting 350,000 new households in four counties, the entity announced Monday.
Speaking at the launch of the program under the banner, Social Connection Program (SCP), Deputy Managing Director for Technical Service, Mr. Dan Saryee, said the goal of the Project is to increase LWSC’s customers base and provide access to affordable pipe-borne water by consumers within reach of the LWSC’s current technical infrastructure.
He said the SCP was among the new initiatives current administration has earmarked.
“Today, we announce the initial connection of 350,000 communities through our social network program. 250,000 will be done in New Georgia and Soul-Clinic communities; 400 households will be connected in Buchanan; 200 in Grand Gedeh while another 200 homes will be connected in Kakata,” Saryee said.
He described the project as a milestone feat indicating that it will buttress national government’s effort in ensuring the provision of safe drinking water.
According to the former rights activist, those who will benefit from the connections are those who will sign the ‘consent form’ and other agreements with the corporation.