The Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation (LWSC) has submitted to the Liberian Senate for consideration, a budget request totaling US$2.8 Million.
A communication addressed to the Senate plenary and signed by Montserrado County Senator Geraldine Doe-Sherif on behalf of the LWSC states, “This urgent budgetary request comes in the wake of a robust action plan by the corporation to extend water supply to areas that currently lack access to water.”
Giving a breakdown of the budget, the communication read before the plenary during its 39th day sitting yesterday noted that US$1.9 million of the budget will go towards the Central Monrovia Water Rehabilitation program.
The amount of US$700,000 of said budget will be used for the extension of water to Dwazon, while the rest will be used for supply of running water to all of the Estates.
Senator Doe-Sherif told her colleagues that their consideration to this urgent budgetary request will enable the LWSC to fulfill its primary goal as contained in the Act that established it.
The Liberia water and Sewer Corporation was created by an Act to amend the Public Utilities Law in 1973. The Corporation is empowered to construct, install, establish, operate, manage and supply to all parts of Liberia, safe drinking water and perform all sewerage services, as well as maintain such water and sewerage facilities.
Meanwhile, the LWSC communication has been sent to the committees on Public Corporations, and Ways, Means, Finance and Budget, and report to plenary within one week.