It was a display of humility, love and show of respect to the people of Bonthe Island when President Bio descended from his vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser on the Island.
President Bio during Christmas festivities visited his birth district of Bonthe and took time to visit the project site of the Bonthe Water Supply Project implemented by the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO).
The ongoing water project is part of promises the president made to the people of Bonthe which is now becoming to reality.
President Bio appreciated the management of SALWACO for spearheading the project which has moving in the right direction.
He was assured by the SALWACO team that the people of Bonthe will soon be getting pipe borne water as the project is progressing satisfactorily.
A conducted tour was done on the project site led by the Minister of Water Resources, Ing. Philip Karimu Lansana, SALWACO MD, Ing George Lamin Vandi, Deputy MD, Albert Harrison Harvey, and the Bonthe Water Supply Project Ing. Sahr Augustine Sinah who vividly updated the president on the project.
During the update, Ing. Sinah told the President and the people of Bonthe that by March 2021, the water supply system will be tested and supply will commence thereafter on Bonthe Island.
The Minister of Finance Jacob Jusu Saffa during the visit expressed delight in the work done so far while noting that thirty percent (30%) of payment has already been made before this time.
He said the contractors have done forty percent (40%) of the work noting that this is impressive.
“I want to say we are impressed about the progress and we hope the people of Bonthe will soon get clean drinking pipe borne water” he said.
A water bowzer was on the Island to give water to the people as part of government’s effort to supply safe drinking water to the Island.
The water bowzer was accompanied by the Deputy Director of SALWACO Mr. Albert Harrison Harvey.
It could be recalled that the Bonthe Water Supply Project started in June 2020 with a symbolic signing of the three lots of the contract. All hands are on deck to ensure the delivery of potable water to the Bonthe Municipality in a record time.