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  • 25 Mar 2014- 10:09 by Local Press Report MONROVIA The News The Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) says the provision of safe drinking water to citizens is a human right issue that needs attention by all stakeholders in the country.Charles B. Allen said unless clean
  • 15 Jan 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report MONROVIA Front Page Africa Delegates from Europe, America and Africa working in the WASH sector are holding a two day strategy WASH intervention meeting in Liberia. The meeting, according to a newsletter is intended to prepare and support organizations in
  • 12 Aug 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report MONROVIA The Informer A week-long integrity training for stakeholders in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector--said to be rocked by rampant corruption--kicked off in Monrovia last week, bringing together about 30 participants from Gambia, Liberia
  • Liberian President Ellen Johson Sirleaf this week warned the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel that worldwide economic losses due to lack of proper water and sanitation total some $260 billion USD every year.
  • 12 Dec 2011- 14:42 by Local Press Report MONROVIA Liberia Government The Liberian government has lifted customs duties on items exclusively used by the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation for its operations, including diesel fuel for water treatment plants; rotable and consumable spares to be
  • Relief agencies in Liberia are rushing to provide water and latrines to thousands of people who have fled political unrest in neighboring Côte d’Ivoire, but may not be able to keep pace if the wave of refugees continues.
  • 7 Feb 2011- 12:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Relief agencies in Liberia are rushing to provide water and latrines to thousands of people who have fled political unrest in neighboring Côte d’Ivoire, but may not be able to keep pace if the wave of refugees continues. The United
  • 4 Oct 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Sub-Saharan Africa could become the world's major producer of bio-energy by mid-century, and some investors are already setting the pace with investments in the region's biomass potential. With lush climates, generous rainy
  • 13 Sep 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Liberia suffers from "critical neglect" of its water and sanitation infrastructure despite government plans to spend more than $143 million USD on the sector through 2011, according to the head of a coalition demanding even
  • 7 Dec 2009- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia The Liberian government's inter-ministerial team, established to investigate water pollution by the country's largest rubber company, said last month that the firm is guilty of polluting water bodies with a chemical called
  • 25 May 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia L ocal residents near Liberia's Firestone Natural Rubber Company claimed that the company is polluting drinking water sources in their communities with processed rubber dumped into a nearby river. The residents complained about
  • 19 Jan 2009- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia The Liberian government's priority in 2009 is cleaning up major water bodies and waterfalls that have been used as waste disposal sites, the country's Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy told OOSKANews. "In fact, we are
  • 5 Jan 2009- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Liberia has announced that it is now regulating international and local nongovernmental organizations operating in the country's water sector, after recent study findings indicated a lack of coordination in the water service sector
  • 6 Oct 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia Liberia's Environmental Protection Agency has warned residents in the capital against dumping waste in water bodies like swamps, creeks and rivers. Residents who defy the warning risk imprisonment, the agency said. "The

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