Thursday, November 12, 2009

Senator Taylor launches SOS for hand pump

By: Saye Messah (contributor)

Bong County Senior Senator Jewel Howard Taylor has launched SOS called for local and international NGOS, national government and other humanitarian organizations to come to the aid of citizens living in Darquee Town by providing hand pumps for safe drinking water.

Speaking Wednesday April 22, during her visit to the community, Senator Taylor said she was sharked during her visit to see citizens using bag of sand as the means of purifying water for drinking and cooking. She said it is discouraging to see community that contain over 5000 residents depend on a single hand pump for safe drinking water.

The Bong County Senator is therefore appealing to national government, NGOs and other concern citizens to quickly response to the SOS call in order to save lives in that part of the country adding “it will help them not to encounter diarrhea”. According to her the government needs to do more to improve the livelihood of its citizens because it is required by the poverty reduction strategy.

Senator Taylor is however recommending more than five hand pumps to be installed in the community to enable them have safe and purify water for drinking and cooking. She pledged her support and corporation to the citizens until their concern is address.

At the same time, the youth Coordinator of Darquee Town D. Moses Wantu commended Senator Taylor for been concern about their community and promise to work in collaboration with any organizations that will come to their aid. He noted that despite of the water shortage, the community is also in need of road, clinic and school.

Mr. Wantu further pointed out that children often died due to the lack of road and health center. He said the senator action clearly prove to them that indeed she is a true patriotic citizen of the country adding that there is a needs for the United Nations to lift the traveling ban on her as a senator.

In response, the Chairman for development Arthur D. Jarwleh applauded the Bong county senator for her visit. Mr. Jawleh disclosed that Senator Taylor has visited the community before and made some meaningful contribution toward their road rehabilitation.

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