As the lack of safe drinking water continues to be a major change across Bomi County, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in partnership with Humanity First Liberia Incorporated has begun the rehabilitation of damaged hand pumps in the County.
Speaking to Newmen, the coordinator of the project in the County Mohammed Johnson noted that the project is divided into two phases with the first phase focusing on damaged hand pumps that were erected by NGOs in the County.
He further pointed out that the team from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission and partners recently conducted a survey of Tubmanburg and its Environ and established that residents in the areas are lacking safe drinking water.
Johnson asserted that the project is the Ahmadiyya Mission’s own way of giving back to society as part of their missionary works, and is of no cost attach to beneficiaries in the targeted communities.
The head of the project emphasized that the second phase of the exercise will be focusing on the erection of new hand pumps for communities that did not benefit from the construction of pumps by NGOs in the County.
Mohammed Johnson meanwhile disclosed that the entire project is expected to last up to the end of March 2023 and is aimed at making safe drinking water accessible to residents, especially those in the rural areas, thus calling on the beneficiaries to maintain them properly.
The lack of safe drinking water has become one of several challenges for people mainly in the rural areas of Bomi County, especially during the dry season when drinking wells and hand pumps get desiccated, a situation that leads residents to fetch water from running creeks and open streams for consumption.