Foya, Kolahun Districts, Suffer Acute Water Shortage

first_imgOne of several Hand pumps in Foya that Faces an acute Shortage of safe drinking waterFoya, Kolahun residents search for water in old, abandoned wellsWidespread and acute water shortages continue to affect the densely populated districts of Foya and Kolahun in Lofa County. Residents in the two districts on March 28, 2019, told the Daily Observer that since the dry season started sometime last year, most of the hand pumps constructed by aid agencies in the early 1990s have run dry having outlived their usefulness.“We have sought for safe drinking water in old, abandoned wells, small ponds and streams in efforts to relieve stress caused by the lack of access to safe drinking water,” Francis Nyumah Tamba said.In separate tour of Kolba and Airfield cities, it was observed that most of the hand pumps, wells and rivers were completely dried owing to the intensity of the dry season.Water and sanitation experts say due to current population growth, both cities in Lofa now require pipe borne water to prevent sickness and disease caused by water borne pathogens. Residents of the area, it was recently observed, wake up as early as 4:30 a.m. to fetch safe drinking water from the dilapidated hand pumps, wells, ponds and streams.For example, on March 30, 2019, hundreds of Kolba City residents were seen in long lines at some of the old and dilapidated hand pumps, and open wells in search of safe drinking water. At one of the dilapidated hand pumps in Kolba City, Kolahun District, cook-shop operator Madam Helen B. Kolliewala angrily declared that her city has all what it takes to benefit from pipe-borne water.An abandoned hand-pump at the Child Development Institute elementary school, Foya City, Lofa County“We are really suffering for safe drinking water in Kolba City, especially during this long dry season, and I want for our government to take steps to address the water shortages in the rural areas of our country,” Madam Kolliewala pleaded.In Foya City, residents said that the government should make concrete commitment to provide pipe-borne water to rural communities.Austin Kondoh Sando Paylay, a teacher in the district, pointed out that almost of all of the schools in Kolba City do not have a single hand-pump, a situation which has worsened the water and sanitation crisis faced by schools in Kolahun District.Paylay also stressed the need for the Ministry of Education (MoE) and other education stakeholders to consider the provision of safe drinking water to the school system as promotion of health and sanitation of teachers and the students.In a statement regarding the grave water hardship, Madam Cecelia T. Hallie of City Mayor of Foya City told the Daily Observer that a few months ago, prominent international non-governmental organization, Samaritan’s Purse, expressed interest in the provision of safe drinking water for the growing population of Foya City.But, Madam Hallie pointed out that the Samaritan’s Purse said residents of the city must stop burying dead bodies in key places in Foya City in order for the group to carry out its intervention.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

I.T. SERVICES AND REPAIR COMPANY LK IT CENTRE LAUNCHES ITS NEW BUSINESS

first_imgLK IT CENTRE is Letterkenny’s newest I.T. services and repair company and have just opened for business.They’ve a wide range of services such as laptop and desktop computer repairs for both home and business clients.The new office is located at Donegal Farm Machinery Business Park, Bonagee. They help solve all types of computer problems as well as offering you a wide range of I.T. Services such as digital marketing over social media.We can help your business grow by quickly attracting new clients in a very specific and targeted way that can be customised to suit each business regardless of size.Special training is offered for the over 50’s who feel left out of the technology loop.We can give you easy to understand, jargon free training lessons on a one to one basis, we can help you get the basics right and let you move on to a more advanced level at a pace time that suits you. We don’t tell you what you need to know we let you tell us.With many years experience in computer repairs they hope to offer their Donegal clients a new unrivalled hardware and software repair service with an eye on both quality and speed of repairs, with a 24 hour repair time for most computer problems for both home & business clients.LK IT Centre want to be there for you when things go wrong.LK IT Centre will be offering you a special priority emergency computer repair service for when you get that sinking feeling and things go badly wrong, we will quickly help you get them right again.Special discounted computer repairs for College student. And much more..So if your computer is full of viruses, running really slowly or if you just need some I.T. consultancy, give us a call on 086 3756907 or find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/LetterkennyitcentreI.T. SERVICES AND REPAIR COMPANY LK IT CENTRE LAUNCHES ITS NEW BUSINESS was last modified: October 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more