LIBERIA: Mafelah’s Town Residents Cry for Safe Drinking Water

By Emmanuel Mafelah| GNN Central Liberia Correspondent |

Residents of Mafelah’s Town in Bong County are calling on the government of Liberia through their local authorities to help provide safe drinking water for them in the area.

Mafelah’s Town is located in Suakoko district, Bong County and is been resented by Representative Edward W. Karfiah who is serving his second term at the 54th Legislature.

It has a population of more than three hundred and fifty inhabitants’ with only one functional hand pump and an unsafe well which usually runs dry according to our Bong County Correspondent who recently tour the area.

According to our Correspondent, the lack of safe drinking water has led to many people becoming ill as a result of drinking from nearby creeks.

Some of the residents are currently suffering from diarrhea cholera and other waterborne diseases.

The affected people many of whom are children are also finding it difficult to seek medication as a result of the lack of public clinic in the area.

“We are suffering for safe drinking in this community and our children died on the daily basic from strange diseases, no clinic, no roads even when our children get sick we find it difficult” some residents stressed.

Speaking on behave of the citizens of the area, the Youth President of the town David Flomo appeal to the district Lawmaker Representative Karfiah to quickly come to their cries.

He wants the Bong County Lawmaker constructs hand pump and a latrine facility of community dwellers.

The residents at the same time want government and nom governmental organizations to come their aid by construction hand pumps if their lives should be saved.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.