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School principal initiates handpumps project

By Thomas Domah, Nimba county

The Principal of John Wesley Pearson High School in Ganta, Nimba County initiates hand pumps project for residents of Ganta and various towns, providing safe drinking water.

Mr. Nya Taylor Guanue, Jr., says the initiative is to help ease suffering residents of Ganta and adjacent towns endure in accessing safe drinking.

He says most of the communities and towns he visited lack drinking water, as residents fetch water from nearby creeks to drink.

Mr. Guanue describes the donation of hands pumps as his way of helping to impact the lives of community dwellers, noting that

 the lack of safe drinking water may create health problems so, he has intervened to help combat diseases ahead of time.

“As the Bible says, give to the needy, I want to help you people before government can come in, so I want us to work together, you people, the community members will provide the manpower while I do the rest of the work”, he adds, while urging residents to maintain the facilities.

Speaking to reporters, the youth chairman of Tonglaywin Town, Eugene Kulah, thanked Principal Guanue, Jr. for coming to their rescue by solving the water problem they have been facing for eight months.

Chairman Kulah narrates that the town had four handpumps before but three malfunctioned, adding that they were provided by Living Waters Ministries International.

Tonglaywin Town is the host community of Senator Prince Yormie Johnson and his PYJ Polytechnic University in Ganta.

Youth chair Kulah expresses disappointment in Senator Johnson for being a member of the community but not willing to identify with fellow residents.

According to him, they gathered together as community members and invited Senator Johnson on several occasions for help, but the Senator allegedly turned down their appeal.

Meanwhile, residents of Tonglaywin praise Ganta Police Commander Archie Dennis, for paving a street that they are using in the community. Editing by Jonathan Browne


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