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30% lacks safe water in Liberia

By Khalifa Sheriff

(mylbsonline/Liberia)-The Liberia NGO Network (LINNK) says over 30% of the country’s population lacks safe-drinking water and sanitation.

The Network’s Chairman, Attorney John Jukon, said: “Delay by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to establish a Water and Sanitation Commission is impeding the regulation and provision of the two important services.”

“The Liberian Government committed itself to improving water and sanitation for its citizens,” Attorney Jukon said.

The LINNK Chairman also said: “The Network, in collaboration with other organizations, is planning to stage a sit-home action at the Ministries of Health and Social Welfare, Land Mines and Energy, Public Works and Finance, to encourage them do more about water and sanitation in the country.

“The sit-home action is intended to draw President Johnson-Sirleaf’s attention to establishing the Water and Sanitation Commission long overdue.”

Meanwhile, Attorney Jukon said “Liberia will join other countries of the World Friday March 22, 2013 to celebrate World Water Day on the theme, “Keeping the Promises around the World.”


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