Written By: Foday Sesay, Bomi County
Tubmanburg, Bomi County – The Liberian National Red Cross Society – Bomi Chapter, on Tuesday December 15, 2015, ended a week long assessment on safe drinking water and latrines in seventeen worst hit Ebola communities in Bomi County.
According to the Bomi County Red Cross field officer, the assessment was intended to start the rehabilitation of hand pumps and latrines in those communities that affected during the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease.
Mr. Zinnah Quoye said the water and sanitation assessment is the Red Cross emergency program which seeks to provide speedy remedy to the water and sanitation constrains the communities are faced.
Speaking further, Mr. Quoye said their assessment discovered that most of the hand pumps in the seventeen Ebola worst hit communities in Bomi County are not functional.
The Red Cross Bomi County head field officer told Local Voices Liberia that the lack of safe drinking water is posing serious health hazard to the residents.
Mr. Zinnah Quoye in conversation with Local Voices Liberia disagrees with the ministry of public works reports that Bomi County has the highest water point in Liberia. He said currently in Bomi County, hand pumps are being observed running dry especially during this dry season.
Mr. Quoye said the towns of Klay, Dewein, Suehn Mecca and Senjeh districts are to shortly get hand pumps and sanitation facilities. He added that the process is to shortly commence and be completed ahead of the raining season.