Liberia: Water feasibility team warns of outbreak of diseases

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Written by Charles Gbollie

The team conducting a feasibility study on water supply and sanitation project for government has warned of an outbreak of diseases in the absence of adequate water supply.

The study is being carried out in Monrovia and three county capitals including Buchanan, Kakata and Zwedru.

An official of the team Dr. Yemi Suleiman said there is a population increase in these areas and people could develop different ailments due to the lack of sufficient water supply.

Dr. Suleiman said the feasibility study is now in its final stage and would come to an end in February this year.

He said a donor conference to fund the project would be held in March with key international agencies represented.

According to Dr. Suleiman, water shortage has doubled in Liberia with water production falling at twenty-five percent.

He said this means the shortage gap has increased to about twenty-five million gallons a day.