LWSC Makes Headway
MD On Achievements, Challenges
The management of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) through its Managing Director (MD), Duannah A. Kamara, on last weekend spoke of a number of achievements the entity had accomplished since taking over the institution the last eight months, and on the planned strategy for 2019 in withstanding the enormous challenges confronting the administration in the provision of safe pipe-borne water supply in all parts of the country.
LWSC Managing Director Kamara, touching on his management’s accomplishments since his appointment (alongside other members of his team) by President Weah in 2018 or for his eight months-plus in office, said, to date, LWSC has connected several counties of the fifteen political sub-divisions of Liberia with safe pipe-borne and quality drinking water, with funding from key donor partners.
He voiced that, due to the innovation his administration has created at the LWSC, there are good working ties with his staff and employees, which have led to the level of development in the water sector of the nation.
At the moment, LWSC boss revealed, LWSC has connected Voinjama, Lofa County, Sanniquelle, Nimba County, and Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, which was funded by USAID through the intervention of President George Manneh Weah.
“In these three counties, we now have safe-drinking water coupled with the structure that can run for the next twenty-five years without any technical problem,” MD Kamara boasted.
The disclosure of progress been made by the team at the institution responsible to man the water sector was given by the first-in-command, Duannah A. Kamara, when he was honored and gowned by the National Civil Society Network of Liberia (NCSNL) as Managing Director of the Year, 2018, for his indelible services to the nation and for helping to make LWSC more viable since he assumed the portfolio as head of the entity.
He said the water plants in those counties are built on solar panel, and are providing clean and safe-drinking water to the citizenry.
Furthermore, the LWSC boss said the United States government, through USAID, has infused some US$28 million toward the construction of the water plants.
Kamara noted that, in less than six months, LWSC is now in eight counties of Liberia, “This was not the case over the years,” he said.
He also spoke of challenges ahead in 2019 for the LWSC management to connect all parts of the nation’s capital, Monrovia, with safe and quality drinking water.
MD Kamara then hailed UNICEF, the African Development Bank, and the World Bank, among other donor partners, for their continued support to the water industry though the LWSC.
He at the same time extended his gratitude to President Weah for the level of support to the entity and for showing him and his team of officials the way and leading the path, as well opening the doors for them to step in, in making the system more efficient in executing its statutory mandate.
Kamara said as a classroom teacher-turned a proficient manager, his objective alongside the other LWSC managers is to ensure that safe-drinking water is supplied to all parts of the nation.
Earlier on, the Managing Director of the LWSC extolled the National Civil Society Network of Liberia for the honor bestowed upon him, and said this is an honor to the institution for the good work in the water sector. He stated that the honor has encouraged him and his colleagues to work even harder for the development of post-Ebola Liberia.