The Liberian NGOs Network (LINNK) and WaterAid, an International NGO have signed a 6-month project agreement for the implementation of Water and Sanitation Advocacy in 8 districts in Montserrado and Grand Bass Counties.
The partnership of LINNK and Water Aid International will carry out advocacy for the improvement of WASH facilities in various communities in the two counties.
In fulfillment of the project implementation activities with funding from WaterAid an International NGO, LINNK-Liberia have held series of town hall meetings in Arthington, Brewerville and Todee District in Montserrado County as well as District 1, 2, 3 and Buchanan, Grand Bassa County in its advocacy drive to create awareness among the local communities and stressed the need for increase support to the WASH sector in view of the limited or inadequate facilities.
In Montserrado, communities expected to benefit are Nyen, Koon Town, Tubmanville Township/Ding Clan all in Todee District as well as Arthington and Brewerville where there are inadequacy of water and sanitation facilities and the lack of basic education and information about the proper utilization of the water facilities.
In Koon Town, there are 1,700 residents and 7 hand pumps one of which has been damaged does making demand for increase facilities.
In Grand Bassa, district number 1, 2 and 3 including Buchanan which has large communities with huge populations but not enough basic facilities to cater to the locals, such as hand pumps, water and sanitations are to benefit.
This followed after an assessment was carried out by a 5-man technical team in the 3 district in Montserrado and Grand Bassa Counties. The purpose of the assessment was intended to identify gaps in the provision of WASH facilities and ascertaining the population knowledge in WASH information.
Though, the cost of the project is not known, but the United Nations resolution make water a human rights issue, maintenance of the existing facilities, communities’ contribution to the construction of WASH facilities.