Acting Managing Director Momoh Puts LWSC Back On Course
The National Civil Society Union of Liberia (NACSUL) has described the US$8 million Urban Water Supply Project as the restoration of hope for the people of Monrovia, who have suffered from diarrhea and other water-borne diseases due to the lack of safe-drinking water for over 16 years. NACSUL has commended the Acting Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), Moseray Momoh, for starting on the good footing.
According to NACSUL, the project, which is funded by the International Development Association (IDA) World Bank Group, is another milestone for the LWSC, the administration of President George M. Weah and the people of Liberia. “This project, when completed, may alleviate the hurdles faced by the people of central Monrovia in getting safe-drinking water and restore their hope for a healthy life,” said Amos B.S. Kanneh, President of NACSUL, who graced the groundbreaking ceremony of the project at Fish Market on Friday, August 21, 2021.
“The LWSC, now headed by Moseray Momoh, has achieved yet another landmark achievement,” the group noted.
If all goes as planned, the Urban Water Supply Project is expected to kick off on August 30, 2021 and be completed on August 30, 2022—a one-year duration. In addition to the construction of the express waterline to Central Monrovia, a water service reservoir will be constructed in Paynesville, as well as the construction of associated feeder and main distribution lines.
When completed, the new development will ensure that water is supplied to every part of central Monrovia, as well as in SKD community, Du-Port Road, GSA Road, RIA Highway, Neezoe, Redlight, Gobachov Market, Wood Camp, Zayzay Community, Kesselly Boulevard, Coca Cola Factory, Kakata Highway, Whein Town Community, Johnsonville, Barnesville (Dry rice market road), Nicklay Town and Chicken Soup Factory.
“The Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) is indeed going through an intensive overhaul following the suspension of Director Duannah Kamara and the taking over of leadership by Moseray Momoh, who now serves as Acting Director of the entity. This is evident by the many reforms taking place at the state-owned enterprise (SOE) and with the employees of the entity,” a press statement from the National Civil Society Union of Liberia (NACSUL) noted.
NACSUL rained praises on Momoh for what it termed as putting the LWSC back on course and bringing a new dawn to the institution, once noted for corruption and bringing the image of the government to public disrepute.
The group noted that, with the way Acting Director Momoh is handling things at the entity, it is hopeful that the LWSC will soon begin to generate millions of United States dollars to contribute to the national coffers, describing the Acting Manager Director as an innovative and hard working individual.
The civil society organization urged Acting Director Momoh not to be complacent with his achievements in this short period of time, but continue to engage development partners in implementing impactful blueprint projects at the LWSC and craft new ones that will improve the lives of the citizenry.
“We would like to reaffirm our commitment to working with the acting leadership at the LWSC in ensuring that the interest of the Liberian people is prioritized,” the NACSUL release noted.