Amidst efforts to provide clean and safe drinking water in Liberia, President George Manneh Weah, relying on constitution mandate, has issued Executive Order #100 exempting the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) from all customs duties on the selected items.
The Order issued recently exempts the LWSC from the following customs duties as follows; diesel fuel for operation, rotable and consumable spares for operations, low and high lifts pumps to be used at the water treatment plants, laboratory apparatus for water treatment facilities (White Plains & Out stations), heavy duty equipment and others which will take effect immediately.
The LWSC is a government entity responsible for providing and ensuring the distribution of clean and safe drinking water and maintaining effective sewerage services within the country.
The Executive Order noted that the Government recognizes the need for the continuous process of providing and ensuring the distribution of clean and safe drinking water and maintaining an effective sewerage system that will curtail potential diseases outbreaks and other communicable diseases.
The Order further stated that the LWSC must forge ahead in overcoming enormous challenges and retrospect on obtaining resources for new projects as well as rehabilitating the old facilities for the supply of water delivery and of prompt sewerage services.
Meanwhile, the LWSC is committed to sustaining adequate water supply and exhaustively controlling the overflow of the sewerage in the streets of Monrovia and its environs and maintaining the tariff at an affordable cost for all citizens.
With the effectiveness of the Executive Order #100, the LWSC will be able to deliver pure and safe drinking water and maintain all sewerage system within Monrovia and also provide better livelihoods for Liberians.