Residents of Beyan Town in Lofa County are calling on the Government of Liberia through their local authorities to help provide safe drinking water for them.
Beyan Town is located across the St. Paul River which borders Bong and Lofa Counties.It has a population of more than 1,200 inhabitants with only one functional hand pump and an unsafe well.
The well usually runs dry, according to our Bong County correspondent who recently toured the area.
According to our correspondent, the lack of safe drinking water has led many people to become because they are compelled to drink from nearby creeks.
Some of the residents are currently suffering from diarrhea, cholera and other waterborne diseases, our correspondent adds.
The affected people, many of whom are children, are also finding it difficult to seek medication as a result of the lack of public clinic in the area.
Beyan Town residents walk about an hour to seek free medication in Garnwonota, Lofa County.The residents want government and non- governmental organizations to come their aid by constructing hand pumps so as to save their lives.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley