US$7M WaterAid Project for Liberia, Sierra Leone

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first_imgWaterAid, a non-profit organization, has launched a US$7 million project to provide water to targeted communities in Liberia and Sierra Leone.The 2015 WaterAid report said there was significant progress globally in meeting the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for drinking water. However, both Liberia and Sierra Leone are lagging behind the universal coverage on safe water with an estimated 1.1 million Liberians and 2.4 million Sierra Leoneans impacted by the scarcity of safe drinking water. Patrick Cheah, WaterAid Country Director for Liberia, made the disclosure on Wednesday at the official launch of the 5-year project held at a local resort in Monrovia.WaterAid intends to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in both countries, Director Cheah said.The program will focus on WASH impact on health, nutrition and schools.“We will build on the positive cross-border relationships we’ve established with stakeholders, including governments, donors, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and private sector and nurture a profile of service delivery and CSO partnership in order to maximize learning and increase synergy in WASH programming,” said Cheah. WaterAid works in four counties in Liberia and three districts in Sierra Leone, focusing on hard to reach communities and areas where citizens are marginalized in terms of access to water.“We are integrating communities that are around the border, including Gbarpolu, Cape Mount, Maryland and Grand Kru counties. In Sierra Leone, we are working in Kenema, Kailahun, among others to alleviate their constraints to access to water,” Cheah said. The organization will also push governance, especially where CSO partners exist to help WaterAid in its project delivery.“We will also look at knowledge management that helps to replicate what was done in Sierra Leone to come to Liberia,” he said, adding, “Our primary focus is looking at access to water services for remote communities.”The 2015 WaterAid report said there was significant progress globally in meeting the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for drinking water; however, both Liberia and Sierra Leone are lagging behind the universal coverage on safe water with an estimated 1.1 million Liberians and 2.4 million Sierra Leoneans impacted by the scarcity of safe drinking water. “Our strategy is linked with the global strategy, which is the basis for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WaterAid will come back and provide a progress report for the public and partners,” Director Cheah said. Augustine Myers, who spoke on behalf of Liberia WASH and CSOs, said he was delighted to be part of the WaterAid program to address water constraints in the country.“We are pleased that a Liberian can be a WaterAid Country Director, because only Liberians can solve our problems. The issue of water for rural communities is cardinal and the CSOs are willing to work with all the partners to ensure that we overcome this challenge,” said Myers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgONE of Ireland’s leading sports writers has launched a scathing attack on Athletics Ireland – over the exclusion of Letterkenny AC athlete Mark English from the Olympic Games.Writing in the Sunday Independent Eamonn Sweeney hit out at the performance of Ireland’s track and field athletes.And he said he failed to understand why English wasn’t included. “Less than a month before the Games, Mark English finished a competitive fifth in a high-quality world 800m junior final. The first and second runners that day were Botswana’s Nijel Amos and Timothy Kitum of Kenya who finished second and third behind David Rudisha in the most memorable track final of the London Games,” wrote Sweeney.“In the world juniors, English was less than a second and a half down on Kitum who went on to run 1.42.53. in the Olympics. The Letterkenny runner’s absence was the most galling of all.“The refusal to treat each qualification case on its own merits meant Athletics Ireland sent runners who weren’t fit to the Games while leaving at home a trio who could have provided a welcome good news story for the sport and showcased young talent on the way up. And God knows Irish athletics needed a good news story this past week.“Athletics Ireland and Kevin Ankrom can either take comfort in deluded and defensive self-justification or admit that right now Irish athletics has reached rock bottom. The sport can’t go on like this. If it does, it runs the risk of becoming an irrelevance at Olympic level with all the funding consequences this implies. “During the Mills/Cuddihy affair the amount of athletes who tweeted their disapproval of Athletics Ireland, and the harsh nature of that criticism, was astounding. If the runners themselves are losing faith in the sport’s governing body why should the rest of us feel differently?”His full piece is here:http://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/on-a-fast-track-to-irrelevance-3197116.html WRITER’S SCATHING ATTACK ON ATHLETICS IRELAND OVER EXCLUSION OF DONEGAL ATHLETE FROM OLYMPICS was last modified: August 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more