No Drinking Water: Residents in Rural Liberia School Appeal to Government

originally posted on June 3, 2016


Bong County – Citizens of Kuwah Town located Kpatolie Clan in Salala District lower Bong County are appealing to government for the provision of Safe drinking water.

The citizen said they are finding very difficult to have access to safe drinking water especially during the peak of the dried season. Speaking in an interview with the Liberia News Agency in Kuwah Town today, the Town Chief of Kuwah Town, Mr. Bigboy George said his town lacks access to safe drinking water, road, clinic and school in the town. Town Chief George further to the Liberia News Agency currently his town only has a hand pump that is in a dilapidated condition as a result each household are compelled to draw a bucket of water for drinking on a daily basis. Talking on medication of any of his citizens when they gets critically ill and needs medical attention, they have tote them in hammock miles away for treatment adding ,” if a woman is between 4- 5 months pregnant, she and her husband will have relocate themselves to avoid any foreseeable situation”. Kuwah Town currently has a population of over 600 persons that have to drink from a dilapidated hand pump that was constructed by an NGO, Concerned World Wide. Town Chief George also lamented that the only school building in the town lacks furniture and all basic instructional material and just one instructor to teach the entire school. Speaking further on education, Town Chief George said his town has just an elementary school with just one teacher and when graduates from there will have to walk miles away from the Town either to Salala in Lower Bong County or Gibi District and Kakata City, Margibi County. “f these students parent cannot afford to support them further they usually just a mere elementary school graduate as they are located in a area in Bong County that is so difficult for them have their children supported to further their education as life was very difficult for them to do so”, Town George averred.

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