By Alexander Musa, Jr.
As water is described as life, Grand Bassa County is at the verge of benefiting clean and safe drinking water from a Christian Group called “The Last Well”.
Speaking at a Stakeholder meeting recently in the conference Hall of the county Administration Building in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Dr. Todd Philips, founder and head of “Last Well ” said the institution has decided to build 96 new wells and rehabilitate 64 that will enable the 1400 communities in Grand Bassa County to access safe drinking water.
Dr. Philips said their intervention comes in a wake of survey conducted in the county which proves that many of the citizens in Bassa lack safe drinking water.
The head of the team expressed that the project is expected to kick off in the next thirty days, adding the overall cost is US$832,000.00 and is expected to be done in five months.
He named the source of income as Christian Donors in the United States of America.
Todd further noted that twenty-two thousand filters will be placed in twenty-two thousand homes to help eradicate waterborne diseases.
“Our water system has the lifespan of fifteen unbroken years and is not meant for profit making,” Dr. Philips stressed.
Giving a brief history of Last Well, Dr. Philips explained they as Christian brothers and sisters in USA deemed it necessary and came to Liberia in 2009 to aid Liberians.
He further stated the group started the project in 2009 and five counties have benefited so far naming Grand Kru, Bong, Bomi, Gbarpolu, and Grand Gedeh counties as beneficiaries of their water project in Liberia.
Dr. Philips pointed out that their next target is Sinoe, Grand Cape Mount, Maryland, and Grand Bassa Counties.
He added they as Christian believe in giving because the Bible talks about giving.
Speaking on behalf of the Local Authority of Grand Bassa County, Bassa Assistant Superintendent for Development Flee A. Glay expressed gratitude in Last Well and assured the county’s fullest support in making the dream a reality.
He said the leaders of Bassa are very happy about the upcoming project and will do everything that the project is about to achieve.
Glay at the same time called on all citizens to open their arms and aid Last Well in order to have good water in the county.
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