MONROVIA-The Chief Executive Officer of the National Commission on Water Sanitation and Hygiene(WASH) Bobby Whitefield has disclosed that the Commission will not relent to institute a robust measure to closed any Water Producing Companies without water quality on the Liberian market.
He said such Water Companies goods will be taking off the market by the WASH inspectors in line with the result from the water quality testing.
Addressing a press conference Tuesday August 3, 2021 in Monrovia Mr. Whitefield disclosed that the WASH Commission is partnering with the National Public Health Institute will to ensure that the water that is trade to the public is of the best quality.
In line with that Mr. Whitefield disclosed that shortly the National Public Health Institute and that of the Wash Commission will singed an MOU to test the water quality of those producing water companies on a quarterly basis.
He stressed that the result from the water tested by the National Public Health Institute will be giving to the WASH Commission to issue a certificate to that company.
Whitefield further disclosed that a team from Wash Commission will shortly embark on fumigating communities and homes across the country.
The National Commission on Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Boss however reaffirmed measures that Liberians need to adhere to the health regulations in preventing the coronavirus.
The WASH Commission has the statutory mandate to regulate the WASH sector across the country.
As part of the Wash Commission efforts to address those mounting challenges that are confronting the sector, Mr. Whitefield said the Commission will shortly deploy over fifty wash inspectors and monitors in several counties that included Margibi ,Bong, Bassa Montserrado among others.
The Inspectors according to the Wash Commission Boss will implement four key components that comprise enforcement, monitoring, inspection and data collection.
“Inspection, you see our inspectors at your premises, businesses , offices , schools , churches they are not coming for confutation, they are coming to engaged, to make show that we are doing the right things to safe our own lives and the life of those around us, to stop the spread of the virus ” he noted.
Additionally the WASH Commission Boss did urge Liberians to remain vigilant, especially those Government Ministries , Agencies and commission that are charge with some responsibilities , must lead, stating that it is what the Wash Commission is doing.
“We are ensuing that our people are washing their hands and at the sometime , we are collecting data” , the Wash Commission Boss emphasizing that the collection of data will help the commission to strategy their response in the right direction.
According to him, to achieve such drive, there is a need for a trained wash staff that will get data on wash behavior change from one percent to sixty percent by ensuring that everyone keep washing his or her hands.
“Our best line in defense of the coronavirus is in WASH, so it means we must wash our hands with clean water and soap, put on our masks regularly “he noted.
One of the most important prevention of the COVID-19 according to him is social distance, stressing that, it was the reasons that those of the public should give full respect and cooperation to the wash inspectors and monitors.