Vice President Solomon Berewa last Friday commissioned ten borehole water pumps at the east of the capital and took the opportunity to blast previous governments for neglecting that part of the city by not providing water and electricity for over 20 years now.
Commissioning the first water pump at Grassfield, the Vice President said they decided to provide these boreholes as an emergency for the people because they were waiting on the World Bank to finance the stand pipe programme.
He said the people of the east should have easy access to water as “water is life”, adding that “government cares for you and these boreholes are done by the SLPP party “.
The Vice President reiterated that, “the water coming from the ground is pure and you should not listen to those who will come and ask what the SLPP has done for you. And you should make sure you protect these pumps from ‘bad’ people who would want to destroy these projects”.
He went on to sell his party and himself to the people, asking that they should vote for him so that they would continue to get more from his party.
Driving through the bumpy and dusty road to Peacock Farm at Wellington, again the Vice President told the inhabitants the same thing and was the first to drink the water to show the people how pure it was.
Accompanying the Vice President was the minister of health, Mrs Abator Thomas, who told the women to use the water wisely because now that “the water is pure it will minimize tetanus and diarrhoea attacks on women and children”.
The health minister also appealed to the women to use the water for the right purposes and told them that the Vice President, the government and the SLPP had them in mind that was why they had provided water for them.
Vice President Solomon Berewa started at Grassfield and ended up at Kossoh Town where the last water pump was commissioned.
Accompanying Mr Berewa was NaCSA’s Kanja Sesay, the minister of energy and power Lloyd During, the chairman and the General Manager of Guma Foday Sawi and Darell Thompson respectively.