The World Hope International (WHI) has begun the construction of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities in the Peace Island Community in Congo town, Monrovia, Liberia.

The organisation is undertaking this project through the Liberia Country Programme, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, Cities Alliance and the government of Liberia.

The facilities include a biofiltration toilet and renovation of two existing toilets, a biodigester eco-sanitation toilet (BEST), and the construction of a water tower with embedded kiosks.

Country Director of WHI, Wellington Kollie, said at the project launch ceremony that the projects are intended to improve the lives of residents of the Peace Island Community.

He said the assessment by WHI shows that access to WASH facilities was at a low scale in the community.

Chief of Party at Habitat for Humanity International, Mathew Ndote, who gave an overview of the project, noted that the ceremony was an ‘important milestone’ of the work.

He lauded relevant agencies and local authorities for their support.

Deputy Minister for Urban Affairs at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Paulita Wie, commended the government and partners for this effort.

Source: Front Page Africa

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