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Approximately one thousand residents are now beneficiaries of new water service connections and an improved water supply in Moraikobai, Region 5, the Guyana Water Inc has said.
Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water, Susan Rodrigues commissioned the Moraikobai Water Supply System on Friday, September 3 following rehabilitation of the existing well, installation of distribution mains and 50 new service connections to extend the water supply to new areas in the community.
The rehabilitation of the systems was done at the tune of $5M. During the commissioning ceremony, Rodrigues stated that government’s investments in the community has realised economic activity amongst the residents. She noted that while there are 50 new connections, work is ongoing to install even more service connections. Therefore, GWI will continue to work to extend the network to ensure each home is catered for. Residents were assured that the system will be maintained to ensure a supply of quality water 24/7. According to GWI Hinterland Engineer Mr. Khemraj Persaud, the commissioning of the system signals GWI’s fulfillment of its strategic plan and Sustainable Development Goal number 6. He informed the gathering that approximately 2000 meters of pipelines were laid and over 30 leaks were repaired, resulting in a better service to Moraikobai. In an effort to monitor and maintain the system, Persaud said three Community Service Officers were trained to monitor and regulate it. In addition, GWI will employ someone from the village to manage the overall operations.
Meanwhile, Moraikobai Toshao Mr. Derrick John expressed satisfaction with the works done and thanked GWI and Government for their interest in the community. Also present at the commissioning ceremony were Region 5 Member of Parliament Faizal Jafarally and Vice Chairman, Mr. Rion Peters.