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  • 29 Jan 2014- 09:56 by Local Press Report FREETOWN Awoko In an exclusive interview with Awoko, the acting Director-General of the Sierra Leone Water Company, Samuel Bangura has assured that by 2016 more than half of Sierra Leoneans will have access to clean and safe water.He explained to this
  • 14 Feb 2011- 14:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, in collaboration with development partners, has launched water and sanitation guidelines to regulate services in the country. Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma said the
  • 27 Jul 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone I t will be "more than a decade from now" until Sierra Leone's water shortages are solved, according to Energy and Water Resources Minister Professor Ogunade. Questoned by Parliament earlier this month on the reason
  • 8 Jun 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone c ommunities in the water-starved districts of Bombali and Tonkolili in northern Sierra Leone got some relief on May 30 with the commissioning of 72 boreholes, water officials of the Sierra Leone Water Company (Salwaco) said. The
  • 11 May 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone /\ six-page report made public last week by a local NGO, Citizens Concern, criticized the state-owned Guma Water Company for ineptitude. "The structures (of the company) for the delivery of safe-drinking water to consumers
  • 20 Apr 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone's third largest city, Kenema, located 300 kilometers east of the capital, is reeling under an acute shortage of potable water for the first time in 25 years, nervous water experts told OOSKAnews earlier this
  • 9 Mar 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone A $100 million dollar water project has been completed in four towns in Sierra Leone, the director-general of the Sierra Leone Water Company (Salwaco), Patrick Lansana, told OOSKAnews in an interview last week. "The project
  • 2 Mar 2009- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone In a bid to protect all water catchment sites in the capital, the government of Sierra Leone has marked dozens of houses under construction for demolition, officials of the state-owned Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC) said at the
  • 12 Jan 2009- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone Clean pipe-borne drinking water will be available for the first time in 20 years to villagers in the northern town of Kabala, 300 kilometers from the capital, under a project funded by the Arab Bank for Economic Development in
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone T he government of Sierra Leone on December 1 dispatched a combined military and police team to protect water catchment areas around the main dam in western Freetown. "We are concerned over the massive deforestation now taking
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone T he government of Sierra Leone on December 1 dispatched a combined military and police team to protect water catchment areas around the main dam in western Freetown. "We are concerned over the massive deforestation now taking
  • 15 Sep 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone a supplementary dam is to be constructed at Orugu, 20 kilometers east of the city, as an immediate strategy to beef up the current demand for water supply for almost 1.5 million consumers. The new chairman of the Water Board, Dr.
  • 28 Jul 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone The United Arab Emirates-based relief organization Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation will fund the digging of 120 water wells in Sierra Leone starting in September, a water expert connected with the project told
  • 20 Apr 2008- 22:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The country is unlikely to meet its Millennium Development Goal (MDGs) target of 75 percent coverage for potable water and sanitation by 2015, according to delegates at a workshop in Freetown this month. World Health
  • 10 Feb 2008- 22:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — In an effort to improve the country's chances of meeting its Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, the Sierra Leone Water Company and water firm Sari International have concluded a feasibility study on water supply

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