*400,000 people to benefit from SALWACO Six Town Water Water Supply Project*
By SALWACO Communications Unit
Over four hundred thousand people are set to benefit from the Six Towns Water Supply Project implemented by the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO).
The project is been set to be implemented in Kailahun, Pujehun, Moyamba, Kambia, Magbruka and Kabala respectively.
On the 20th-21st January 2021, SALWACO with support from the Ministry of Water Resources and two Board members from SALWACO signed the contract agreement and hand over the site to contractors in Kambia, Magbruka, and Kabala respectively.
The project is funded by the government of Sierra Leone under the leadership of the Talk & Do President and the design was done by SALWACO engineers and a team of consultants while signing of contract documents were done in all implemented areas respectively.
Speaking in Kambia the Deputy Minister of Water Resources Mrs. Nimatulai Bah-Chang said the project will create employment and help boost the economic situation in all project implementation areas.
She congratulated the people of Kambia in supporting the government of President Julius Maada Bio and embracing the project.
Madam Bah-Chang said Kambia is a bread basket and the reason why the government is interested in the district and every other district across the country.
“We are focus on our development activities and the reason for this project.
“We have seen an expansion in the district as the population continues to grow. This is the more reason for this project”, she said.
The Deputy Minister said President Bio is very much interested in the water sector and in his address to parliament in 2019 promised to provide water to the people of Sierra Leone.
She said water is key in addressing series of other issues including health, education, and teenage pregnancy.
She assured the people of the government’s commitment to providing water to the people while applauding the Management and Board of SALWACO for moving the project this far.
The managing Director at SALWACO Ing. George Lamin Vandi admonished contractors to do a very good job noting that the six town water project is at the heart of the president.
“We at SALWACO will not hesitate to terminate the contract if the contractor does not follow the contractual agreement.
” But this is not something we want to do and the more reason we continue to call on contractors to do their best.
We don’t want to reach that end and the needs for contractors to do their utmost best in completing the project on time, he said”.