By Konah Rufus, UL Mass Communication Department
Residents of Rehab Community, near ELWA (Eternal Love Winning Africa), have called on the government to solve the persistent problem of water shortage in the community.
They said if “water is life,” as it has been said over and over again, then the government should ensure that thousands of residents in the community have access to reliable and safe drinking water.
“It has become a tradition every year in our community where residents go through an intense struggle for water, and so we are appealing to the government to help us,” a resident said.
Another resident, Esther Wesseh, said: “We get up at 5 a.m. to look for water, and at that time owners of wells and hand-pumps in the community sell their water at LD$10 per bucket.
“That is why we want the government to help us with adequate water, to ease our water needs.”
Another resident, Moses Topoh, said the situation is putting “the lives of our children at risk.”
He appealed to the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation to respond to their cry so that, “Our water nightmare will be over.”
Madam Gorpu Kollie, 50, urged President George Manneh Weah to assist them in their request to the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation (LWSC).