By Problyn J. Alpha
Newly appointed chairman of the parliamentary oversight Committee on Water Resources, Hon. Sualiho M. Koroma, has recently commissioned a hand pump well at the Benemix Section in Bo town.
Unveiling the well, the MP thanked his constituency members for being supportive of his development efforts, informing them that the idea of constructing the well in that part of the Bo municipality came from his constituency office.
“Action was taken immediately to construct the water well for the benefit of people living in this section,” said Hon. Koroma, adding that water is a basic necessity as 75 percent of the sicknesses that affect people in the country are caused by water related problems.
The MP commended President Ernest Bai Koroma for creating the Ministry of Water Resources, noting that with collective effort, the problem of accessing safe-drinking water in most parts of the country will be addressed.
The Water Resources Committee chairman told our reporter that in the year under review, he has been able to achieve the following: maintenance of roads, schools and mosques rehabilitation, provision of a tool bank, creation of a youth pavilion and the construction of two hand-pump water wells at the Bo School compound and Njagboima Section in Bo.
“As chairman of the Water Resources Committee, I will ensure that potable water is provided for our people,” assured Hon. Koroma.
He used the occasion to plead with members of his SLPP to put aside their indifferences for the sake of unity so that the party will bounce back to power come 2018.
Chief of Benemix Section, Mohamed Wai, said the commissioning of the well was timely because his people are almost always faced with the problem of accessing potable water, especially in the dry season. He assured that the well will be taken proper care of as long as he continues to serve as chief of the section.
Councillor Mary Coker of the Bo City Council and the women’s leader of constituency 067, Mary Katta, among others, also made statements.