March 22 every year around the world, is celebrated as World Water Day, since 1993 with Liberia being a part.
Speaking on the significance of the day, particularly, on her Official Social Media Page, Deputy Internal Affairs Minister for Urban Affairs, Paulita C.C. Wie indicated that it is a day that the government, including partners celebrate their achievements.
She mentioned that the Government and Partners further reflect, and raise more awareness for the people in Urban and Rural areas across the country, especially those living in Slum Communities without access to safe drinking water.
Deputy Minister Wie indicated that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and its Partners focus their energy on building the capacities and empowering their Local Government Authorities across Liberia, through the decentralization processes.
She used the occasion to express gratitude and appreciation to the International Partners especially the United States Agency for International Development (USAID ) and its implementing Partners, UNICEF, Cities Alliance, WaterAid, and other partners for the support they continue to give to the government and the people of Liberia.
“It is our hope, focus, and prayers that inclusive, safe, affordable, and sustainable water delivery will reach our Cities, Towns, Villages, Chiefdoms, and the 15 Counties of Liberia most especially people in slums or poor Communities” she noted.
The Deputy Minister further pointed out that she will continue to advocate for more transparency, accountability, and resources for sustainable management and the maintenance of water treatment plants.
“As we celebrate this World Water Day, let us build more resilience, collaborate, and partner with other Government Ministries, Agencies and Commissions, the Private Sector, Civil Society Organizations, Local Government Authorities, Communities, and other local partners as we collectively increase access to safe drinking water across Liberia,” she said.
She also urged partners to work collectively with the ministry to improve the Local Government Authorities to effectively plan, budget, and help supervise water service delivery.