The Guma Valley Water Company yesterday commissioned three new vehicles at its Walpole Street office in Freetown. Speaking on behalf of the management the General Manager, Darrel Thompson, said the “three vehicles have been donated to Guma by the World Bank as part of a project which started in 2005”.
He said, “the project is in two parts and we have already received some of the vehicles from the first part of the programme”.
The second part, he said, “is for materials that would enhance the production process and they too will soon arrive”.
The chairman of the Board, Foday Sawi, said they were grateful for the gifts and hoped the vehicles would be utilized the right way to improve water supply in the city.
The Mayor of Freetown who is also a Board member, Winstanley Bankole Johnson, commended the World Bank for its effort in improving the parastatal. He said, “the World Bank is doing well,” and hoped the vehicles would be used to improve water supply, adding that Guma should now try to use the vehicles to repair damaged pipes around the city.