The newly appointed Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Nimatulai Bah-Chang has hit the ground running by meeting with the Management of the Guma Valley Water Company and visiting several key locations of the company.
The meeting was held at the Guma Building where the Managing Director of Guma, Mr. Maada Kpenge did a presentation to the Deputy Minister and her team on the Company’s operations and strategic plans to improve on the water supply situation in Freetown and the Western Area as a whole.
Mrs. Nimatulai Bah-Chang thanked the Guma MD for his brilliant presentation, which according to her answered all the questions she had prepared to ask. She also thanked the management of Guma for the good work they are doing despite the numerous challenges the company is facing.
“It seems that Guma knows all the problems and also the answers to these problems, but lack the necessary finances to fix them”, the Deputy Minister stated.
Mrs. Bah-Chang said Guma is one of her oversight function and that with the information she has been able to gather during the visit, she will be able to put together her own strategic plan to see how Government and the Donor community can support the company to solve the numerous problems it is facing.
The visit was climaxed with visits to the Guma Dam and Treatment Plant at Mile 13, the Spur Road Reservoir, the Babadorie Reservoir at Regent, Kongo Dam, and Number 2 River.