ELBC News/Hand Pumps By Life Water April 7, 2021/ Decent Toe

Life Water in partnership with the office of Margibi District 2 Representative, Ivar Jones has broken ground for the construction of four hand pumps for the first time in Barclays Farm, Lower Margibi County. The four hand pumps according to Rep. Jones are part of twenty hand pumps to be constructed by Life Water through his office in the entire District#2, Margibi County.

Rep. Jones before breaking ground on Tuesday disclosed that he has written corporate institutions in the district to help finance the remaining 16 hand pumps. He named Firestone, RIA, LCAA, Farmington Hotel, Harbel Supermarket among others, as institutions his office has asked to help raise $1,500 USD for each pump or $ 24, 000 USD for the remaining 16. Rep. Jones said the project is not a district council project, and anyone benefiting from construction in his yard should know that it’s not his personal property.

The Margibi Lawmaker in his closing comments called on all citizens of the district to contribute any amount to the success of the project void of politics.

” Let me on behalf of the people of District#2 appreciate you ( Life Water) for chosen Barclays Farm for this project . ” My office initially asked them for two but they called on the radio that they’ve increased it to four, which is good for us “, Rep. Jones’. “These four pumps are the initial ones out of twenty pumps . We’ve written Firestone, RIA, LCAA, and other corporate institutions to help finance the construction of the remaining pumps for our people, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.

He added that his office will appreciate any contribution from any prominent citizen towards the remaining hand -pumps, and those contributing will be named to the public, void of politics. ” Any cent from anyone in this district will be highly appreciated, void of politics “. ” I want to make it clear that this project is not a district council project and if you benefit the construction of one in your yard, don’t see it as your private property “, Rep. Ivar K. Jones maintained.

Rockie Kollie of Life Water, serving as proxy for his boss, disclosed that the project will end in three months time and praised residence and Rep. Jones for the warm reception . ” Since we arrived here, I’ve realized that Cotton Tree is a challenging community when it comes to safe drinking water . However, our team will help you and your people to solve this bit -by -bit “ , Rockie Kollie explained . ” We’ve worked in many communities where lawmakers are, but you’ve proven to be different from others by the way you and your people continue to take care of my team “, he added .

In a related development, the residence of Barclays Farm and parts adjacent have appreciated Life- Water and Rep. Jones for solving the urgent need for safe drinking water in their community. Yah Saye and other community leaders thanked Rep. Jones and Life Water for the hand- pumps and vowed to help maintain them. They both promised to ensure everyone benefits. ” We’re so grateful for what you have done for us, Hon. Jones. 

]It’s only God that will bless you for all you continue to do for us in this community “, Yah Saye praised Rep. Jones. ” For me, I just came from a workshop with Life Water on how to maintain these pumps and I can promise you Honorable these hand pumps will be properly taking care of. I just want to appreciate you and Life Water for this project, which many thought couldn’t be a reality. “Before even today, we’d set up a special committee to ensure everyone benefits instead of one person owning it because it’s in his yard “, James Kortu added.


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