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Sasstown Chief Appeals for Latrines, Hand Pumps

Well with children in Bomi county LiberiaThe Town Chief of Sasstown, Klay District in Bomi County, Cole Sekou, is appealing to governmen t and its partners to construct hand pumps and latrines in the town to address its sanitation problem.

Town Chief Sekou said Sasstown, which is divided into five blocks, has a population of over 3,500 residents but lacks basic sanitation facilities.

Speaking in an interview with the Liberia News Agency recently in Sasstown, Chief Sekou disclosed that Blocks A and B have one pump each while Block C has two pumps and the remaining two blocks have no pumps and latrines. He said the water pumps and latrines that were constructed in Old Sasstown five years ago have been damaged, leaving residents of the town to fetch drinking water from creeks and streams.

Chief Sekou also disclosed that residents use the bush as latrine, noting that this practice is dangerous to the health and well-being of the people.

Sasstown is located on the Monrovia-Tubmanburg Highway and is famous for its usual weekly Market Day where local produce are brought from various towns and villages to be sold.




Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene March-April 2017 Vol.12 No.2