WASH Commission’s Executive Director Leads Five-Man Delegation to Attend Landmark Meeting on Water and Sanitation in Indonesia

MONROVIA- Amb. Bobby Whitfield, Chief Executive Officer of the Liberia
Water, sanitation and hygiene commission (WASH) along with public works and
health ministers with two others have departed Liberia to represent Liberia at a
landmark meeting on water and sanitation in Indonesia.
The Liberian delegation headed by WASH Boss include Public works minister
Ruth Coker-Collins, Health Minister Wilhemina Jallah, Timothy Kpeh CSO Focus
person and WASH Administrative assistant Barmon Jallah, on Sunday left Liberia
for Jarkata, Indonesia to form part of a two-day meeting (May 18-19) to present a
case for Liberia in an effort to tackle Liberia many water and sanitation issues.
The Liberian delegations travel to and fro is being fully funded by the government
of Indonesia and the United Nations Sanitation and water for all global partnership
and UNICE.
The WASH boss over the weekend addressed the press at his commission’s office
prior to the trip, said the gathering is set to be the largest water and sanitation
gathering to discuss a suitable way forward in handling water and sanitation issues
around the world with more than 70 ministers from around the world.

According to him, the Liberian delegation will have three slots to address the
platform to present the case for Liberia in an effort to tackle the global triple
challenge (water sanitation and hygiene, climate change and economy challenge)
in the WASH sector and as well solicit global support from International partners
to aid Liberia ensuring a better water and sanitation for all Liberians.
“The two-day gathering in Jakarta is being held after every two years with aim to
welcome leading government ministers from around the world to discuss a suitable
way forward in dealing with water and sanitation issues in health, environment and
the economy,” he said.

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