Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Chief of Party (COP) of the infamous World Council Credit Union (WCCU), Patrick Muriuki, has underscored the importance of a clean water supply to all communities across Africa. Mr. Muriuki’s comment was contained in speech he delivered recently at a ceremony marking the official launch of Liberian Village Water and Sanitation training program Held in Bellemue Town, Panta District, Bong county-central Liberia.The program was launched under the theme, “Water is Life.” The ceremony was held in partnership with the RC Gridley – USA, Rotary Club Sinkor, and the Liberian Children’s school project in collaboration with the Bong County Health Team. According to Mr. Muriuki, the launch of the project gave him great pleasure. He said to be with residents of the district and to join hands with the Rotary Club International in addressing the challenges facing water and sanitation was a good way to serve his country. He said that challenges affecting the water sector affected all Liberians irrespective of status. “We all know that access to clean drinking water has been our dream for many years. When we drink unsafe water we get sick and have no energy to attend to our day to day duties or take care of our families,” Mr. Muriuki said.The Liberian Villages Water and Sanitation program will begin drilling wells as deep as 100 feet in areas with clean water. Mr. Muriuki said he believes this would make sure that anyone who drinks water from the new bore holes would not get sick, “because when we get sick, we will not have the strength to go to the farm.”During the launch, the participants were taught proper sanitation practices such as washing hands with soap before meals so that they would remain protected from water-borne diseases. The program also witnessed the installation of a new pump.To maintain the pump installations, every house will contribute L$5 per month.Meanwhile, Mr. Muriuki has called upon other like-minded groups, such as the WCCU and other institutions or individuals to follow the example of Rotary International and support programs that improve the livelihood of rural dwellers.
Corentyne carpenter murderOne day after the Police issued a wanted bulletin for Marcus Brian Bisram, the alleged mastermind in the murder of Corentyne carpenter Fayez Narinedatt, they have contacted Interpol to locate the suspect.Wanted alleged mastermind: Marcus BisramCrime Chief Wendell Blanhum, when contacted, related that they have started the process to publish a Red Notice for Bisram. He added that based on preliminary investigations, the suspect has left the country.He noted that the Police would do everything in their powers to have the young man extradited to Guyana to assist in the investigations. The Police on Wednesday issued a wanted bulletin for Bisram, one day after six persons were charged with the carpenter’s murder. A seventh person was on Thursday arraigned with the murder. It was reported that Narinedatt was beaten unconscious by the suspects, placed in the trunk of a car and taken to the public road where he was run over by a car to stage the crime as a road accident and not a homicide. The wanted man reportedly made sexual advances to the now dead man, but was rejected. Out of embarrassment, Bisram allegedly instructed two villagers to “get rid” of the father of two. The carpenter’s body was discovered about 03:45h at a scene which appeared to be that of a hit-and-run accident. From the inception, relatives of the dead man thought something was amiss. Several people were taken into custody and interrogated; two of them then confessed to the murder and implicated several others, including the businessman.