Tonkilili District in Northern Sierra Leone will soon get a water dam worth US $100,000, thanks to Da Yu Mining Company which is currently underway with the construction process of the pure water facility in the area.
The dam, which is almost complete will provide pure water for over one thousand inhabitants in Mansumbirie, Kalmaron Kholifa and Maranda villages. Deputy Youth Leader of Mansumbirie, Yayah B. Kargbo, while monitoring the ongoing construction, urged the engineers to speedily complete the water dam. Inasmuch as he expressed his disappointment due to the delay, he was optimistic that the engineers will do a quality and sustainable job.
The dam construction is reportedly in fulfillment of President Julius Maada Bio’s New Direction trajectory development plan to provide sustainable pure water facility in the rural communities.
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According to the Da Yu’s Managing Director, Yang Chong Qiu, they are working to strongly support the country’s New Direction to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. He further added that they would even stay after the project is done in order to see it through as it should be. As such, he gave his word that the facilities will be similar to the ones in the capital city.
Yang also further explained that they are working speedily to hand over the facility to the people. This, he believes, will help curb diseases as safe drinking water and hygienic enable societies to be economically productive. He was quick to add that the initiative is in support of the Government of Sierra Leone who unfortunately are not able to accomplish the same on their own, hence Da Yu’s aid.
Da Yu Mining Company is a locally registered company under the Company’s Act of 2009 as a company limited by guarantee. The company was granted a large scale mining license (ML 01/2018) at the beginning of this year.