The Last Well Responds to Lofa Water Crisis

first_imgLast Well vice president, Doc Lawson, at one of the recently rehabilitated hand pumps. An American charity, The Last Well has robustly responded to the water crisis in Foya and Kolahun districts in Lofa County. The charity response is based on an article published in the April 24 edition of the Daily Observer, under the caption: Foya Kolahun Districts Suffer Acute Water Shortage.”According to Last Well government relations officer, Abdul Koroma, the response of the charity is part of its mandate to ensure that Liberians have access to safe drinking water.Koroma describes the water crisis in the two districts as “appalling, and regrettable for Liberians to go through such suffering.He said as part of the organization’s intervention, The Last Well has dispatched its contractors to Lofa to carry on a robust assessment aimed at addressing the water crisis.According to Koroma, The Last Well’s intervention will not only focus in the two affected districts, but the entire county. He said the organization will construct 116 new hand pumps, and also rehabilitate 161 others.As part of the intervention, The Last Well will also distribute 5,500 water filter buckets in the county.The charity has meanwhile called on other partners operating in the county to assist the residents the two districts.“The Last Well will continue responding to the needs of Liberians by providing safe drinking water. The two districts are said to be densely populated, and the water crisis started in March,” Koroma said.According to reports, residents in the two affected districts have to wake up at 4:30 a.m. to fetch water from distant places, including Kolba City, which is one of the worst areas hit by the water shortage.It is reported that the town does not have a hand pumps, thus making it extremely difficult for residents to have access to safe drinking water.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgGardai were called to Gallagher’s HotelGARDAÍ were forced to use pepper spray to restrain a man who was so drunk he left women and children terrified.Shaun Boyle, who is 33, appeared before Letterkenny District Court on charges of being intoxicated in a public place. That place was outside Gallagher’s Hotel in the town two weeks ago – on July 3 – at 6.30pm. He was also charged with failing to follow the direction of a Garda.The court heard Gardaí were called to the area because of complaints about Boyle’s behaviour.He began issuing threats that he had dealings with Gardaí before and he would “deal with yous again.”He called officers w******.Boyle, from Apartment 5, 18 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, ran off to escape arrest and was so violent in resisting arrest Gda Garrett Monaghan had to use pepper spray to restrain him. He has 22 previous convictions.Judge Paul Kelly noted that Boyle had appeared before him just four weeks ago and was given Community Service.Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian said Boyle was determined to end his addiction to drink and was now in the care of his parents and wanted to get proper treatment.“A fortnight before this incident he was before me. His options are closing down,” said Judge Kelly.He agreed that a probation report was needed so adjourned the case until September 18 to allow for the report and a report on Boyle’s progress on dealing with his drinking issues.JUDGE WARNS MAN HIS OPTIONS ‘RUNNING OUT’ AFTER GARDAÍ FORCED TO USE PEPPER SPRAY was last modified: July 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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) Tags:Defence solicitorFRank DorrianLetterkenny District CourtShaun Boylelast_img read more