As part of the post- Ebola virus initiative in Monrovia, the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), in two weeks, will connect the Monrovia Demonstration Elementary School on Camp Johnson Road with pipe-borne water.
The announcement was made by the LWSC Managing Director Charles B. Allen, Jr. on Tuesday at the first in a series of sanitation and hygiene awareness outreach held at the school for students and teachers.
According to Mr. Allen, sanitation and hygiene initiatives are being carried out jointly with the Ministry of Education, as a pilot project in Monrovia.
Director Allen described students in clustered communities as the most vulnerable groups that needed awareness in sanitation and hygiene.
The LWSC boss also pointed out that Liberia is about to reach the last mile in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, “and such an initiative as we approach the post- Ebola stage is a serious challenge that requires the contribution of the water agency.”
He urged Liberians and foreign residents to rise above the ugly tendency of complacency and observe health measures.
Director Allen disclosed a plan by LWSC to carry out awareness in several of Monrovia’s clustered communities that are vulnerable to deadly diseases transmitted by water, air and other means.
He further promised to work with the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) consortium in order to intensify the awareness program outside of Monrovia through several collaborative initiatives.
“We will strive to ensure that quality water is provided to all customers,” Director Allen assured.
For her part, Deputy Education Minister for Instruction, Mrs. Hawa Goll-Kotchi, said the Ministry of Education is pleased with LWSC’s current initiative, and pledged to work with the awareness team to enhance sanitation activities.
Deputy Minister Kotchi encouraged principals, students and teachers always to practice Ebola preventive measures by regularly washing their hands and avoiding crowded areas.
In response, Demonstration School’s Vice Principal for Student Affairs, Tommy Urias Weah, expressed thanks to the LWSC management for providing pipe- borne water to benefit students and teachers.