GREENVILLE, Sinoe – A US$40,000 water storage facility has been erected and dedicated in Unification Town, Tarjouwon Statutory District. The facility was built by the Association of Evangelicals of Liberia, a faith-based group that focuses on water and sanitation projects.
At the ceremony, Wonteh Myers, who is heading the activities of AEL, said the organization was established in 1964 and has since been improving the living standards of people in Sinoe and other parts of the country.
He said the water tanks would reduce the challenges the district faces in accessing clean drinking water.
Sinoe’s Sen. Milton Teahjay, who also attended the program, thanked AEL for the move. He called on residents to take proper care of the facility.
Since 2015, AEL has constructed three similar structures in Sinoe, including in districts such as Dugba, Juarzon, and now Tarjouwon. The organization receives funding from the U.K.-based relief organization Tearfund.
In response to the new water storage facility, Paramount Chief Peter Johnson of Tarjouwon said, “AEL’s dedication and support to communities in the areas from sanitation, water, and hygiene will forever be recognized by we, as local authorities and citizens, because this organization has proven beyond all reasonable doubt in getting our praises.”
The town where the facility was erected, Unification Town, is located approximately 29 kilometers away from Sinoe’s capital, Greenville.
Featured photo by Teahwleh Geeplay