Liberia: USAID and Partners Begin Major Sanitation And Business Orientation Workshop in Gbarnga

Gbarnga — A three-day countywide sanitation activity and business partners orientation workshop is currently ongoing in Gbarnga, Bong County.

The workshop is part of a five-year USAID-funded sanitation project titled: “Countywide Sanitation Activity”. The project is being implemented by PSI Liberia, Concern Worldwide, Athena Infonomics and Gusceman, Inc.

Giving an overview of the project on Monday, July 17, Gusceman Countywide Sanitation Activity Business Development Manager, Emmanuel Diabolo, said the project aims to end open defecation and achieve universal adoption of basic sanitation.

Diabolo furthered that the project targets five of Liberia’s fifteen counties including Bong, Nimba, Lofa, Grand Bassa and Montserrado counties.

“The project key objectives are set to be achieved through a strong collaborative and coordinated approach with key government actors, WASH stakeholders, and the private sector to achieve the overall outcome of 100% sustained adoption of basic sanitation in the targeted counties, ” Diabolo asserted.

Under the implementation framework of the USAID- Countywide Sanitation Activity, Gusceman is working to strengthen the long-term viability of sanitation enterprises through co-developing a product/service mix that enables them to reach more customers, diversify their products and services, and increase profits through greater margins and/or greater sales volume.

Mr. Diabolo further disclosed that the five-year project is a 30m United States Dollars initiative by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).