(L-R) SALWACO Kailahun Station Engineer, Kebbie, SALWACO Managing Director, Ing. George Lamin Vandi, & Eastern Region Manager, Ing. Lansana Ba-Sawie

The Managing Director of Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO), Ing. George Lamin Vandi alongside with the Minister of Water Resources, Ing. Karimu Lansana, the National Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate (NaMED) Dr. James Edwin and colleague engineers include Ing. Sawie and Kebbie are currently on a week- long water dam inspection at Yoroma Town, Malema Chiefdom, Kailahun District.

The inspection was done during President Bio’s visit at Kailahun over the weekend to unveil some of his development agenda for the district.

Speaking during the inspection at the dam, the indefatigable Managing Director of SALWACO, Ing. George Lamin Vandi underscored the significance of their fact findings mission at the water dam.

According to him, the water dam is no longer enough to supply water to the indigenes there following the increase of agricultural activities by the people of Yoroma. He said the Women in Agriculture Project pioneered by Mrs. Samuel Jibao, the wife of the NRA Boss under the mentorship of Mrs. Fatima Bio has established industry for Garri Production and other activities which requires increase volume of water supply to the people of the Township.

He said that in not too long distant future, they would work on the distribution system in order to increase the water volume in the catchment area.

As a Service Provider Company, he said, they are working towards actualizing President Bio’s ambition for increase access of water supply to the people and by extension achieving the Sustainable Development Goal that deals with increase access to water. He said that with improved access to water supply, it would help to complement health service delivery in the country. He said lack of accessibility to water supply affect the education of children as they were often sent in search of water.

He said President Bio’s ‘Human Capital Development Agenda’ prioritizes accessibility to water supply because with the availability of clean water supply, the people will be healthy.