SALWACO receives connection materials
The Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) has received seven 40ft containers loaded with connection materials worth around sixteen billion leones.
The materials were brought in by China Friendship Salone (CFS) & General Services and handed over to the agency at Degremont, Kissy in Freetown.
It could be recalled that during the State Opening of Parliament in May this year, President Julius Maada Bio promised an improvement in water connectivity in all the towns, where water treatment plants have been completed.
Minister of Finance, Jacob Jusu Saffa speedily facilitated the payment to the contractor for the quick delivery of the connection materials.
Receiving the materials, the company’s Managing Director, Joseph Munda Sandi said the materials will go towards supporting the Three Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Bo, Kenema and Makeni and other operational jurisdictions.
He said the connection materials will help ease connection and assured of more connections to be done with the arrival of the materials.
“We are happy to receive these materials because it will help ease our workload and also provide comfort for our people. More people want to connect to their individual homes. This is a huge success and we will make sure the connection materials serve the intended purpose,” he said."
Mr. Sandi said because the materials cost lots of money, they will ensure that they are used properly.
Handing over the materials, Chief Executive Officer of the CFS & General Services, Patrick Koroma expressed his delight on the arrival of the connection materials.
He said the materials cost approximately one million six hundred thousand United State Dollars.
He added that the materials will help aid thousands of connections and also ease most of the challenges in the water sector.
“Our role here was to make sure the materials are procured and brought to the country and then hand them over to the agency. Let me thanked SALWACO for the support and opportunity given to us to purchase these materials,” he said.
The Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) continues to make progress in providing accessible and affordable water for the people of Sierra Leone.
The agency continues to implement series of projects across the country in a bid to provide access to clean, safe and affordable water in an environmentally friendly manner.
Present during the handing over of the materials were the Company's hardworking Engineers; Ing. Sahr Sinah, Operations Manager Ing. Abdul Ben Lebbie, Planning & Research Ing., Yankuba Tarawally, Operations Ing., John A. Forewa, as well as Media Relations Manager Mary M. Ngegba and Communications Officer, Victoria Saffa.