The official launching of the new water and energy services by ECO water and energy services is all about rescue effort to compliment effort of the Guma Water Company to supply numerous inhabitants of the congested city and the provinces to get clean water.
The ECO water and energy services which is confirmed to be an indigenous investment by a group of Sierra Leoneans has a whole lot of components which ranges from solar power electricity and pump, bore hole drilling and provision of luxurious sea transportation between Freetown and Mahera. The company also seeks to address accommodation problems with the provision of low cost or affordable housing scheme for low income earners.
According to the technical Director of the company Mr. Stalin Frazer, their endeavour is all about water energy engineering related venture backed by sea transport innovation to improve on the socio economic lives of the people of Sierra Leone.
He explained that their adventure could not be unconnected to the clarion call of President Koroma on taking over the reigns of power that energy and power constitute his priority adding that, it is an open secret that the current population of the city has out grown services provided by the Guma Water Company and has therefore deemed it wise to come to the rescue of the masses .
Added to the water and energy services he said they have made available two boats each with 20 to 25 seaters that will be used between Freetown and Lungi at an affordable cost that will take less than an hour to reach it destination, adding that with time they might purchase more boats that would ply between the city center and kissy in order to ease the traffic congestion.
He said many groups want to invest in sea transportation but are faced with serious landing accommodation, pointing out that the old jetties are in bad shape and require government input to repair them.
He stated that they have resorted to the utilization of a new technology known as floating jetty where their boats would be anchored.
Also, a drilling machine and a compressor he said have been acquired by the company that can drill 400 to 450 meter bore holes.
The technical Director explained that, some geophysical survey by their personnel carry out a geophysical survey before the drilling to identify the water yield of a particular location.
Mr. George Labour who is in charge of sea transport operations at the company said the company started in Sierra Leone in June last year adding that sea transportation is very crucial to national development as investors are fed up with the poor transport services available in the country.