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Bong residents appeal for safe drinking water

Residents of Fullah Town in Bong County are appealing to authorities for safe drinking water to help stop the spread of waterborne disease and other harmful skin diseases in the town.

Mr. Omo Fullah recently told an interview with a student of the University of Liberia or UL that the people of Fullah Town were living a dangerous life due to the water they use for drinking and cooking.
Another resident of the town, Mr. Prince Fullah said there was no safe drinking water for the town that he claims has more than 500 dwellers.

Speaking further, Mr. Fullah said the people in Fullah Town use water from nearby creeks and swamps for cooking, drinking and bathing. As a result, he said they suffer from various illnesses and skin diseases.

He suggested that safe drinking water in the town would promote good health and reduce the high risk of disease. He has therefore asked government to provide safe drinking water to stop the spread of waterborne diseases and other harmful skin diseases. Majority of the people in Fullah Town are said to have settled in the area from neighboring counties including Lofa and Nimba since the Liberian civil war.


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