On Monday 27th March 2017, a cross-section of SLEWRC staff visited the Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC) headquarters at Lamina Sankoh Street to meet with its Management staff. Introducing AARC’s leading water consultant Dr. Paul Klose, SLEWRC’s Head of Water Ing. M ohamed Kargbo stated that Dr. Klose was very much keen to work with the Commission and utilities to set up internal systems for efficient regulations on the part of the Commission and efficient rendering of delivery services on the part of the utilities.
On behalf of the GVWC Management team, the General Manager Mr. Bankole Mansaray welcomed Dr. Klose and promised to give the institution’s fullest support to his fact finding mission. He explained that his institution is solely responsible for water supply in the Western Area and presently operating from areas such as Sussex in the west part of Freetown and Allen Town in the East part of Freetown, where 80% of the population reside.
In giving a run-down of his professional experience, Dr. Klose revealed that he has worked in the water sectors in countries like Germany, England, Saudi Arabia, and Seychelles with an all-round experience in regulations as a whole, distribution and strategy in line with the mission and vision of that institution. He craved the indulgence of the General Manager of the GVWC as he intends to gather substantial information from the institution as part of his study of the water sector in Sierra Leone.
On closing, the EWRC’s Head of Water, Ing. Mohamed Kargbo stressed the need for a proper database to help the Commission make informed decisions. He went on to thank the GVWC team for their warm welcome of Dr. Klose and stated that they both look forward to subsequent meetings with the Company.
Note: The AARC is the contracted firm of consultants to carry out the MCC’s Regulatory Strengthening Project in Sierra Leone.
Ngozi Obi Sesay
Photo from Left to Right:
Maada Kpange – Deputy General Manager, GVWC
Theresa James – HR Manager, GVWC
Ngozi Obi Sesay – Communications and Public Relations Officer, SLEWRC
Mohamed Kargbo – Head of Water, SLEWRC
Bankole Mansaray – General Manager, GVWC
Fatmata Barrie – Project Coordinator, AARC
Dr. Paul Klose – Consultant, AARC
Raymond Awoonor-Williams – Deputy Manager, Chief Engineer, GVWC