A non-governmental organization, Equip-Liberia has donated 100 filter cleaning instruction buckets to over one hundred households in several villages, including Menlah, Jerry, and Mary villages, in lower Nimba County.
Equip-Liberia Program Manager for Nimba, Mr. Joseph K. Kilikpo, said, the donation came as a result of recent outbreak of cholera in lower Nimba. He says the filter cleaning instruction buckets will be utilized by affected communities to purify water for safe drinking in order to avoid falling victims to water borne diseases.
He discloses that the buckets were donated to Equip-Liberia by an organization based in America, Last Well. Some of the beneficiaries have commended Equip-Liberia for the donation.
They narrated to our Nimba County Correspondent, who visited the villages that the buckets will help them to have access to self-drinking water in that part of the county.
Speaking also, Equip-Liberia Executive Director, Roland T. Suomie, says his organization is faith-based (Christianity) and has been helping to provide water and sanitation across Nimba County.
He vows that Equip-Liberia will remain committed to working along with the County Health Team to provide healthcare for the people of Nimba. Director Suomie explains that the buckets donated have a lifespan of more than 15 years, and will help the affected communities until the County Health Team could come in to help provide hand pumps for the villagers.
He cautions the beneficiaries not to sell the buckets as none is available in the country, and emphasizes that Equip-Liberia will deploy inspectors in the field to check if they are being sold.
By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba-Editing by Jonathan Browne