Monrovia, Liberia – The British Charity Water Aid – Liberia has dedicated water and sanitation facilities in three clinics and some communities in Rural Montserrado County.
Clinics benefiting from the facilities include White Plains, Harrisburg and Crozerville .
The construction of the was sponsored by Water Aid – Liberia as part of its WASH in health facilities initiative and also intended to improve health delivery services.
The project, which was implemented by the Evangelistic Children Rehabilitation (ECREP), included the construction of Modern Toilets, incinerators, washing rooms with running water and solar power systems.
Speaking during the dedication of the facilities, a staff of Water Aid , Patience Zayzay, stressed the need for sustainability. Miss Zayzay said the proper management will encourage other partners to assist the clinics.
She praised ECREP for the implementation of the program describing it as a relief for inhabitants of the three townships when it comes to health.
For his part , the implementing partner, the Executive Director of ECREP, Abraham Powell, thanked local authority for the level of cooperation during the implementation of the project.
Mr. Powell said the implementation of the project was interrupted due to the out break of COVID-19, however with the strong will of employees of his entity, the target has been met.
He disclosed that new hand pumps were constructed and old ones rehabilitated in the three townships to provide safe drinking water to community residents.
Also speaking the District Health Officer, David George commended Water Aid and its implementing partner , ECREP for the provision of the facilities.
Mr. George said the construction of the facilities have brought great relief to patients and medical staff of the three health facilities in Careyburg District.
The DHO used the occasion to admonish medical staff and patients at these facilities to ensure that the facilities are sustained and maintained.
As part of the project, medical staff of the three health facilities were trained and IPC materials provided by Water Aid through ECREP.