The World Health Organization estimates that over a quarter of the Liberian population lacks access to clean water supply. Even fewer have access to piped water in their homes. Instead of pursuing a policy of high-quality service, many NGOs and government agencies are fine with providing hand pumps and wells for Liberians, even those in urban areas. Liberians should aim for higher standards. Why should we be satisfied with a lower quality of service?
On this World Water Day, we aim to showcase the water crises that ordinary Liberians experience. Water shortage has been a problem over the years in one of the most densely populated communities in Monrovia. The Neeganbo community located within Fiamah, Sinkor has a population of approximately 4,000 residents, majority of whom are young people, particularly children.