Thursday, November 12, 2009

FUBI, not on LWSC records

-as management threatens lawsuit

Claim by the management of the First United Business Incorporated (FUBI), that the company gets its source/supply of water from the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), has been proven contrary by The Monitor’s investigation.

The FUBI’s Coordinator, Neol Harmon recently told our reporter in an interview that the Company gets its supply of water from the LWSC, which is only used to fill the buckets that produces the ice, while water from the well, located just next to the pool is used to wash and spill on the buckets in which the ice are frozen in order to easily get the blocks of ice out.

In continuation of The MONITOR on going inquiry into the dirty ice being produced at the First United Business Incorporated, a local ice producing Company Liberia, has established that the name ‘FUBI’ is not in the records of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), the arm of government that is clothed with the responsibility of providing the people of Liberian access to pure and safe drinking water and companies alike.

According to officials of the LWSC Commercial Department, there is no record available to show any business transaction with FUBI.

The LWSC official who choose anonymity told our reporter that, the only ice producing Company situated in Paynesville (Small Gorbachop field), that has been a client to the LWSC is ‘PROMPT BUSINESS INC.’ instead of FUBI.

FUBI, commonly known to its costumers as ‘Johnson Compound’, is situated on the Monrovia-Kakata road.

Meanwhile, management of the First United Business Inc. has allegedly threaded legal action against the management of The MONITOR Newspaper for apparently, revealing and publishing the ‘dirty ice’ saga of the company.

The MONITOR recently discovered through its investigation into the sanitary condition through which ice and drinking water were been produced for consumption on the Liberian market that, FUBI was producing the commodity not only in a very filthy environment, but the commodity itself remains dirty and unsafe for consumption.

Our investigation further revealed that most of the buckets that are being used for the production of the ice are rusty and normally placed in a pool of dirty looking water to freeze up.

According our reporter, the blocks of ice, after freezing are placed on a wooden platform surrounded by dirty water and sawn apart for the customers.

Our investigation continues

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