24,000 Residents Depend on Outdated Hand Pumps in Voinjama

first_imgMore than 24,000 residents and dozens of small and medium business entities continue to depend on outdated hand pumps installed by aid agencies in Voinjama City, Lofa County.The Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation through one of its implementing partners, Liberia Municipal Water Project (LMWP) and supported by USAID, should be able to provide pipe borne water to Voinjama City.Every week, hundreds of residents scramble at the limited hand pumps in the desperate search for clean water for domestic and other uses.According to the Voinjama sub office of the Liberia Institute of Statistics for Geo-information Services (LISGIS) there are 24000 residents inhabiting the Lofa capital.During the tour of some of the affected communities in Voinjama last Tuesday, it was gathered that majority of the residents are crying for safe drinking water.According to the affected residents, many of them arise as early as 4:30 a.m. to be able to obtain enough water for the day.At one of the overcrowded hand pumps at Karzar Quarter in Voinjama City, water peddlers told the Daily Observer that even during this rainy season, securing clean water is indeed an uphill battle throughout the week.“You can imagine during the dry season, our water situation will be indeed desperate and worrisome. Something urgent must be done to complete our Liberia municipal Water Project,” peddler Sarah B. Mulbah stressed.The LMWP water project, which is supported by USAID, has delayed that doubts continue to linger in the people’s minds as to whether Voinjama will ever be blessed with safe drinking water.A cook shop owner, Elizabeth B. Massayan, told the Daily Observer that the water situation of Voinjama City needs attention.According to one of Voinjama City’s prominent businessmen, Anthony Mulbah Karzarku, small business enterprises are encountering serious hardships due to some of the challenges associated with obtaining safe drinking water.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

West Ham offered chance to re-sign Payet in sensational summer deal

first_img IN DEMAND 2 targets The France international, now 31, became a huge fan favourite, and he was handed a lucrative five-year contract just eight months after his arrival from Marseille in a deal worth a reported £10.7million.However, Payet’s relationship with the club grew gradually worse throughout his second season in east London, and he eventually sealed a return to Marseille at the end of January after submitting a transfer request. Latest transfer news TOP WORK moving on Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LATEST Dimitri Payet has been offered to West Ham less than two years after leaving the Premier League club for Marseille.Payet was a key player during his year-and-a-half stay in east London, helping the Hammers to a seventh-place finish in the 2015/16 Premier League season. The former Saint-Etienne and Lille star scored nine Premier League goals and created a further 12 in his debut season at West Ham, before adding a further two strikes and seven assists the following campaign. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LIVING THE DREAM RANKED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Payet was one of the Premier League’s best players during his time at West Ham Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? three-way race The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets Marseille could be forced to sell Payet this summer Despite leaving the London Stadium in acrimonious circumstances, Payet has been offered to West Ham by his representatives as Marseille reportedly need to sell key assets this summer.The Guardian say West Ham are exploring if a deal would be viable to bring Payet back to London, with Manuel Pellegrini, the manager, asking his senior players for advice about the France international on Thursday.Payet is said to have been in contact with some of his former team-mates throughout the last week, and the response to Pellegrini’s questions are believed to have been favourable. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father last_img read more