A damage to the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation’s 36-inch transmission pipe has led to an outage to communities in Paynesville, Johnsonville, and Sinkor that is pushing into its third week.
The Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation says an ongoing six-day outage of water is due to a rupture on its 36-inch transmission pipe.
After 17 inmates became ill with diarrhea at the Buchanan Central Prison, some Grand Bassa residents have been calling on the government to erect a new prison compound or to expand the existing prison to ease the crowdedness of the county’s only prison.
Commuters traveling to and from the southeast of Liberia can now walk across the Timbo River Bridge, after Public Works Minister Mobutu Nyepan instructed Jupiter Construction Company to now allow passage to pedestrians.
Jupiter Construction has finally completed the construction of the Timbo River Bridge between River Cess and Grand Bassa Counties. But will not be commissioned until August 15, 2019, according to Floyd Thomas, Jupiter Construction’s Chief Executive Officer.
Commuters travelling through River Cess to reach the southeast have received assurance from the company constructing the Timbo River Bridge that the bridge will be commissioned by July 26, 2019.
Monie Captan, the CEO of the Millennium Challenge Account Liberia, says the Liberia Electricity Corporation is losing 62 percent of its revenues to power theft, amounting to US$4.26 million monthly.
Efforts to reconstruct the damaged bridge leading to Grand Bassa Community College appear to have suffered a setback as Sen. Jonathan Kaipay has announced that the US$350,000 set aside by USAID to assist the government in constructing the bridge has been diverted to another project.