news in brief

LIBERIA: Gov’t. ready to dish out millions to WASH sector

Occupied by vast water areas and blessed by heavy annual rainfall, Liberia remains a thirsty for safe drinking water, and is among countries facing serious sanitation and hygiene problems, but Public Works Minister Samuel KofiWoods has disclosed that Government is preparing to allot millions of United States dollars to improve the sector.


Minister Woods said the Government of Liberia, having signed the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Compact last year, is in full gear to live up to every letter of the document.

The launching ceremony brought together scores of government officials, stakeholders, Civil Society groups on WASH, policy makers and development partners in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector of the country, except members of the National Legislature who failed to show up or send proxy.

Before the signing of the Liberia WASH Compact by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, there were lots of efforts mounted by the Civil Society WASH working Group, which is now the Liberia Civil Society Organizations WASH Network and the WASH Reporters & Editors Network of Liberia to show cause why the signing of the document by the President was so significant to the sector.





Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene March-April 2017 Vol.12 No.2