LIBERIA: President Weah Supports Effort Towards Providing Safe Drinking Water To All

President Weah shakes hands with President and Founder with Last Well
Photo Credit: Executive Mansion

The Liberian leader,  President George Manneh Weah, has reiterated his Government’s commitment to supporting efforts aimed at making clean and safe drinking water available to all Liberians irrespective of their geographic location.

He said safe drinking water is a social and economic right and that his government will continue to partner with individuals and organizations working towards the full enjoyment of that right.

“It is true that water is life, but it is truer that clean and safe drinking is life and a right,” the Liberian Leader said as he launched the construction of 128 water wells in Montserrado County by the Non-Governmental Organization, Last Well on Thursday, August 8, 2019, in Bentol, Montserrado County.

President Weah lauded the management of Last Well for exercising due diligence in the selection of Liberia for the provision of clean and safe-drinking water to citizens and residents of Country.

He called on the organization to extend its humanitarian services to the rest of the counties in Liberia.

“Montserrado County should not be the last territory for this project,” President Weah implored Last Well, adding, “Extend to every part of the country.”

The Liberian President recalled his childhood days in Grand Kru County when safe drinking water was a problem, lamenting that such a situation, which is common in many other parts of Liberia, still persists in modern times.

He said it was time that private individuals and organizations joined government in doubling up efforts to overcome the problem of safe drinking water and to make it accessible to every Liberian at all times.

The President called on Liberians to exercise patience as efforts are being made to transform Liberia’s socioeconomic conditions.

Dr. Weah further indicated that the launch of Last Well’s 128 wells project for Montserrado County, which is a clear affirmation of the organization’s hope in the future of Liberia, aligns with his government’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.

The President used the launching program to symbolically distribute filter-bucketsto the audience.

In remarks at the program, the President and Founder of Last Well, Dr. Todd Philips, thanked the Liberian President for the opportunity provided his organization to assist Liberians.

He said several Liberians will have access to clean, safe drinking water at the close of the project in December 2020.

The Last Well is a charity for Africa dedicated to reaching the goal of providing access to safe drinking water for developing countries.

It has mission to provide access to safe drinking water for the entire Liberian nation, border to border, and offer the Gospel to every community they serve by 2020.

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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.
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