The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Liberia (GOL) have signed over US$25 million Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for three years to increase access to water and improve sanitation in Robertsport, Sanniqullie and Voinjama.
Speaking at the signing ceremony yesterday at the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) conference room in Monrovia, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission’s Director, John Mark Winfield, said the United States Government deemed it necessary to render assistance to Liberian Government to help increase access to water because water indeed is essential for human beings.
He said the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) qualified good relationship and commitment between the two countries, and that USAID partnered with the Ministry of Finance and the government at large.
Also speaking, Liberia’s Finance Minister, Amara Konneh has lauded the United States Government for the great support and that the MOU valued at US$25million is intended to increase access to water by Liberian citizens because water is a necessity.
Minister Konneh said the provision of water across the country will help reduce health hazard and improve sanitation and also help reduce the cost of healthcare across the country.
“I would like to ensure you that we will work with all stakeholders, particularly the Management of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation to ensure that the project is fully executed, ” Minister Konneh asserted.
Minister Konneh then congratulated the Management of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation for the progress made so far, to provide water to the citizens in the country and that he said the 25million will be used for the intended purpose.
For her part, the Deputy Managing Director for Administration, Charlene AblaAwadjie-Ihedioha lauded the United States Government for the support. She said the Liberia Water and Sewer will do everything possible to make sure that residents have access to water because water is life and that the LWSC is committed to supplying water within 15 to 18 months.