Liberian-American Charity reaches milestone -Constructs and turnover 100 Modern Wells and Hand Pumps
By: PAD Contributor
MONROVIA – The Liberian-American charity international group styled, Friends of Liberia Food and Water, incorporated over the weekend celebrated a milestone achievement in Liberia with the construction, dedication and turning over of free 100 modern Wells with Hand Pumps within 8 counties throughout the country.
The dedication and turning over of the wells and hand pumps are part of a two front project that includes the construction and soon to be dedicated modern Rice Processing Factory in the Gatala Community, in Bong County.
The well project was completed under one-year period by a highly trained team of Liberians. According to the Chief Financial, the American Mr. and Mrs. George, commonly known in Liberia as “Mr. Clean Water” the joint project is worth nearly One Million United States Dollars. Eight counties, including Margib, Lofa, Sinoe, River Cess, Bong, Nimba, Gbarpolu, Montserrado, and Bomi are currently benefiting from the free Wells and Hand Pumps project.
The American philanthropist said based on records, nearly 1.7 million Liberians are still drinking from creeks in different communities, towns, and villages across these counties. Mr. George said the well will ensure that nearly ten percent of this population will have access to safe drinking water in Liberia.
Speaking to newsmen via mobile phone from the United States, the Chief Financial head of Friends of Liberia Food and Water Inc. it is the dream of the organization to ensure that the remaining 90 percent of this population will also in the not too distance future have safe drinking like the rest of those who are benefiting from this free gesture.
For their part, the citizens praised Mr. and Mrs. George for the safe drinking water in the communities and said it would greatly reduce the amount of risk they take with their children who had no other alternative before but to use running and creek waters for drinking. Meanwhile, the President of Friends of Liberia Food and Water Inc. the Methodist Reverend Oliver has assured citizens of Liberia that the modern Rice Processing Factory will soon be dedicated and functional within the soonest possible future.