The Liberia Rebuild Global Team or LRGT has constructed and dedicated 12 pumps in Coco-Cola community, Paynesville.
Residents of the Coco-cola community were in joyful mood when the Liberia Rebuild Global Team in collaboration with the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation (LWSC) dedicated the pumps at an estimated cost of US$5,000.
They said since the 14 years Liberian Civil War, the community has been without safe drinking water.
The Team supported by Diaspora Liberians, embarked on the exercise with citizens abroad donating an initial amount of US$2.00 before others joined the process to provide safe drinking water for their brothers and sisters back home after a devastated civil conflict.
Speaking at the official ribbon cutting ceremony in the community Tuesday, Madam Regina S. Williams, said the project commenced since March last year, but due to financial constraints, it was suspended briefly.
Madam Williams said the Liberia Water &Sewer Corporation was helpful and committed to having the pumps constructed, adding that she and her staff will forever remain grateful to the entity.
Expounding on the objectives of the group, she said it is non-political and non-for- profit, adding the sole aim is to provide safe drinking water, electricity, education and safe environment for the less fortunate in the society.
Madam Williams pointed out that as a result of the prolonged civil conflict in Liberia; many communities had been without basic social services.
She detailed that the LSWC provided technical assistance during the construction process and called on the community dwellers to maintain the pumps they can serve them longer.
Meanwhile, the Liberia Rebuild Global Team head has disclosed that the next phase of the project will executed in the leeward counties where Liberians are in dire need of these services.
For his part, the Deputy Managing Director for Technical Services at the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation, Frankie Nathaniel Cassell, expressed thanks and appreciation to the residents and the LRGT for the level of cooperation and commitment demonstrated during the exercise.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor