The dam, which is at the tail end of completion, will provide pure water for more than one thousand inhabitants in Mansumbirie, Kalmaron Kholifa and Maranda villages.
Whilst monitoring the ongoing construction, Deputy Youth Leader of Mansumbirie, Yayah B. Kargbo, urged the engineers to speedily complete the water dam so that it can be officially handed over to the Town Chief on behalf of the people.
The project, after completion would cost $100,000. According to the company’s Managing Director, Yang Chong Qiu, they were working to strongly support the country’s New Direction to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
“We are here to stay considering the age old bilateral relationship between China and Sierra Leone,” he told journalists. He added that, “We believe the locals are part of us and therefore always ready to provide a better facility almost similar to those in the capital city.”
Yang said they are trying to hand over the facility in the coming months to the people as safe drinking water and hygienic toilets protect people from disease and enable societies to be economically productive. He said the Government of Sierra Leone cannot do it alone, adding “this is why we are coming to the aid of the community people.”