“Sumaila Town is not on our pipeline” Guma PRO
The Public Relations Officer of the Guma Valley Water Company, Joseph Musa, has revealed that Sumaila Town was not originally on the pipeline of the company which means that the community has no access to the pipe-borne water Guma supplies. (Photo: Scooping up water in Sumaila Town)
Sumaila Town is one of the central mountainous communities in Freetown which until nowadays survives on well water alone. Residents of the Sumaila Town community have times without number grumbled over the failure of Guma to supply them with portable water as it has done for other communities.
Speaking with Guma’s PRO, he informed this medium that Guma is working on a plan to supply Sumaila Town with bozers of water to be conveyed regularly. “We are going to create water collection points within Sumaila”, said Mr. Musa.
However, the Guma PRO expressed concern that their water supply for Leicester has reduced considerably over the years. According to him, this reduction came up as a result of the construction of new structures in the Leicester community. Mr. Musa further disclosed that Leicester originally had relatively better water supply. He noted that so much energy is needed by Guma to supply communities in the mountains. Mr. Musa also pointed out that millions of Leones are being spent on weekly basis to buy chemicals and fuel for the supply of water.
Mr. Musa stressed that rain or no rain; their source would not be able to supply water out to the satisfaction of their customers. He underscored that the proposed Orugu Dam will be the life wire of Guma interms of supplying water adequately. The Orugu Dam is expected to give out, when completed, eight million gallons of water, per day.
By Ilyasa Baa
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