Sixteen Billion Leones Virtually Procured by China Friendship Salone and General Services of Seven Forty Feet Containers Comprising of Water Connection Equipment
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- The Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) has collected seven 40ft containers comprising connection equipment worth over Sixteen Billion Leones. The materials were procured by China Friendship Salone (CFS) & General Services and ceded to the agency at Degremont, Kissy in Freetown.
In the Third State Opening of the Sierra Leone Parliament, President Bio certainly asserted that, there will be development in water connectivity in all the municipalities where water antidote plants have been obtained.
The Minister of Finance, Jacob Jusu Saffa ameliorated the expenditure to the contractor for the quick delivery of the connection materials.
Joseph Munda Sandi – Managing Director of SALWACO received the materials on July 6th, let out that, the materials will go towards benefiting the Three Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Bo, Kenema and Makeni and other SALWACO functional jurisdictions. He added that, the connection materials will help to lower connection remarking that more connections will be done now that these materials are here.
“We are happy to receive these materials because it will help ease our workload but also provide the comfort of our people. More people want to connect to their individual homes.
This is a huge success and we will make sure the connection materials serve the purpose for which they are here” he noted.
Handing over the materials, Chief Executive Officer of the CFS & General Services, Patrick Koroma was pleased that, the materials were now here and that they were happy to hand them over to SALWACO. He advised that, the materials cost around Sixteen Billion Leones approximately One Million Six Hundred Thousand United State Dollars.
He expanded that, the materials will help to boost thousands of connections and this will ease most of the challenges in the sector.
“Our role here was to make sure the materials are procured and brought to the country and then hand them over to the agency.”
He thanked SALWACO for the support and opportunity given to them but more so the government of Sierra Leone.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent
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