Residents in constituency 102 ward 363 in Freetown are now having access to clean and safe drinking water provided to them by the Minister of Energy and Power, Haja Afsatu Kabba, and contesting councilor Bassie Kamara.
In her remarks Haja Afsatu Kabba said that water is life and any country where there is no water that country is heading for doom.
She added that her party’s motto, “Action Progress and Commitment,” is what her Ministry and the Freetown City Council are working to achieve.
The Minister affirmed that this government stands for development and that the President Dr. Ernest Koroma is work assiduously with partners to deliver to his people.
Haja Afsatu Kabba further reaffirmed government commitment to bring the necessary utilities to its people, adding that the government, her ministry and the FCC is working to provide electricity and water in all the markets in the city.
She admonished the beneficiaries to make good use of the water and at the same time take good care of it.
The minister also appealed to them to report any cases of illegal connections of water pipes in the area and also leakages of pipes.
The General Manager of Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC) Ibrahim Wilson said that his institution has put mechanism in place to provide water in the city, as well as in the provinces.
He noted that the company and the FCC are working day and night to ensure that water meets the people in their various communities.
Mr. Wilson called on the community to maintain the structures of the tap and implement rules and regulations of how to use the facilities.
The outgoing acting mayor of FCC Herbert George Williams said that one of the key priorities of the council is to provide clean and affordable water, good sanitation, and a better environment for people.
He stated that if he wins the election he will stand firm in line with President Koroma’s dreams for the people and also implement their party motto, “Action Progress and Commitment.”
The Parliamentarian of that constituency Eustace King said people in his community have long suffered from water crisis.
He joined hands with the community people to thank the Minister, the acting mayor and the contesting councilor for the taps. By Abibatu Kamara