President Sirleaf Dedicates White Plains Water Treatment Plant in Harrisburg

Thursday, 11th January 2018
President Sirleaf turns on the White Plains Water Treatment Plant in Harrisburg outside Monrovia
President Sirleaf turns on the White Plains Water Treatment Plant in Harrisburg outside Monrovia
Photo Credit: Executive Mansion Photo

Harrisburg, Montserrado County - President Sirleaf Johnson Sirleaf has dedicated the newly rehabilitated White Plains Water Treatment Plant intended to augment the supply of water to Monrovia and its environs from 8 to 16 million gallons per day. President Sirleaf said before the massive rehabilitation, the water facility was affected by structural damage across every facet of the facility that led to mud consuming the water filters meant to clean and purify the water - before final supply to end consumers.

According to an executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader was speaking on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the White Plains Water Treatment Plant in Harrisburg, Montserrado. She extolled employees of the facility for their selfless commitment and contribution in working together to improve the facility. President Sirleaf underscored that there are two important things about social services that give human life satisfaction namely light and water, which she described as essential. She noted she was delighted that her administration successfully embarked on the improvement of these facilities, which were destroyed as a result of the 14-year civil war.

President Sirleaf then commended the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation (LWSC) Managing Director, Hun-Bu Tulay, Chairman of the Board of Dr. Kimmie Weeks, partners and workers for committing themselves to improving the facility in an effort to increase the supply of pipe-borne water to 16 million gallons a day.

Speaking earlier, LWSC Managing Director, Mr. Hun-Bu Tulay said with the rehabilitation and improvement of water facility, no Liberian in urban areas will die of water because the management has done everything to reach to the citizens. He thanked President Sirleaf for all the support given the institution and for his preferment to serve his country.

Also making remarks, the Country Manager of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Orison M. Amu said the Bank is particular about the quality of work that has been done on the project, which he said will benefit more Liberians especially in the urban areas. He reaffirmed the Bank’s continued commitment to development efforts in Liberia. He also used the occasion to praise President Sirleaf for her leadership role and commitment to the development of Liberia. The Project was financed by the AfDB.

The Ceremony was attended by an array of senior government officials, development partners including the Swedish Ambassador to Liberia Lena Nordström, as well as citizens of Harrisburg.