All Health Facilities in Linden receiving adequate water supply

– contrary to Kaieteur News article

Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) wishes to respond to an article published in the Friday, February 8, 2019 edition of the Kaieteur newspaper headlined “Limited water supply among challenges faced by Region Ten health workers -Health official assures remedial measures being implemented.”

Mr. Rawle Friday, Regional Manager, Region 10.

The company wishes to categorically state that contrary to what is purported in the article, the Christiansburg and Amelia’s Ward Health centers in the mining town of Linden are receiving adequate water supply.

“We have not received any complaints from any one of the health facilities, especially those mentioned in the article, that’s Christianburg Health Center and Amelia’s Ward Health Center, “GWI’s Region 10 Manager, Mr. Rawle Friday stated.

According to the Regional Manager, GWI personnel make regular checks at health facilities in Region 10 and checks today, 8th February, 2019 at the Amelia’s Ward, Christianburg and other health facilities in Linden, showed that all are receiving an adequate supply of water.

“The regional team of GWI in Region 10 sees as very important, the supply of water to all health centers. As such, there is the provision of our direct line, myself as the regional manager and also the engineer. So should there be any issues in relation to water supply at any one of the health facilities, they can contact us directly at any time,” he pointed out.

The Kaieteur News article references Senior Health Visitor (Ag), Ms. Karen King as stating that the two aforementioned health facilities have been experiencing a water shortage for the past month.

GWI has since contacted Ms. King who denied making such a claim, thus putting to rest the notion of a water shortage at health facilities in the Region. GWI is committed to providing an adequate supply of potable water to all citizens and encourages customers with concerns to contact its Customer Call Center on 227-8701/03/04. Additionally, the Linden office can be contacted on 444-2551.

GWI Public Relations Department


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