NWASHC Commissioner: “We Are Set To Support The National Revenue Coffers”

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The Commissioner/Chairman and CEO of the National Water Sanitation and Hygiene Commission (NWASHC), Ambassador Bobby Whitfield, has informed the Hot Pepper that all is now set for his agency to begin contributing to the national revenue coffers of Liberia.

Ambassador Whitfield noted that, since his ascendency as Chairman and CEO of the National Water Sanitation and Hygiene Commission, he and his team have been involved  in preparing the workforce at the agency in compliance with the entity’s mandate, in accordance with the law establishing the NWASHC.

He made the disclosure at the just-ended US$10 million water project dedication ceremony, held at Fish Market, Monrovia, following Minister Samuel Tweah’s statement challenging authorities at the LWSC and the NWASHC to do their best in supporting the national revenue and not just collect government’s monies for institutional operational use.

Following the statements to officials of the water sector, the Hot Pepper conducted an interview with Ambassador Whitfield regarding his impact on the National Water Sanitation and Hygiene Commission in terms of transformation since his ascendency as head of the agency.

   The ambassador stated that for the past years his focus has been on training the workforce in order to deliver the necessary Constitutional mandate. The NWASHC boss disclosed that their mandate is to regulate the WASH sector of Liberia, and create a conducive environment for the government and people of Liberia in order to support the national revenue coffers.

   According to him, the wash sector under the previous administration was not active, adding that President George Weah, having understood the importance of safe drinking water, deemed it necessary to revamp the WASH sector by giving it the necessary attention. He said previously there was no office location for the NWASHC.

   Ambassador Whitfield also stated that they have trained data collectors, water point mapping individuals, as well as coordinators across Liberia in order to  begin collecting  revenue from hotels, restaurants, churches, businesses, among others.  He said the NWASHC revenue collection is done in various categories ranking from A—C based on the status of the business.

   The NWASHC boss said they are responsible to provide water and hygiene license as well as certificate to businesses in Liberia, and that their action is done in compliance with international best practices. He said the NWASHC stands tall on its zero tolerance among its workforce against the act of corruption. He said several employees of the agency have been suspended without pay for their link to corruption at the entity.

Ambassador Whitfield noted that, since his ascendency as Chairman and CEO of the National Water Sanitation and Hygiene Commission, he and his team have been involved  in preparing the workforce at the agency in compliance with the entity’s mandate, in accordance with the law establishing the NWASHC.

He made the disclosure at the just-ended US$10 million water project dedication ceremony, held at Fish Market, Monrovia, following Minister Samuel Tweah’s statement challenging authorities at the LWSC and the NWASHC to do their best in supporting the national revenue and not just collect government’s monies for institutional operational use.

Following the statements to officials of the water sector, the Hot Pepper conducted an interview with Ambassador Whitfield regarding his impact on the National Water Sanitation and Hygiene Commission in terms of transformation since his ascendency as head of the agency.

   The ambassador stated that for the past years his focus has been on training the workforce in order to deliver the necessary Constitutional mandate. The NWASHC boss disclosed that their mandate is to regulate the WASH sector of Liberia, and create a conducive environment for the government and people of Liberia in order to support the national revenue coffers.

   According to him, the wash sector under the previous administration was not active, adding that President George Weah, having understood the importance of safe drinking water, deemed it necessary to revamp the WASH sector by giving it the necessary attention. He said previously there was no office location for the NWASHC.

   Ambassador Whitfield also stated that they have trained data collectors, water point mapping individuals, as well as coordinators across Liberia in order to  begin collecting  revenue from hotels, restaurants, churches, businesses, among others.  He said the NWASHC revenue collection is done in various categories ranking from A—C based on the status of the business.

   The NWASHC boss said they are responsible to provide water and hygiene license as well as certificate to businesses in Liberia, and that their action is done in compliance with international best practices. He said the NWASHC stands tall on its zero tolerance among its workforce against the act of corruption. He said several employees of the agency have been suspended without pay for their link to corruption at the entity.

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