PR – Ministers of Government have given full support to the National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA), which has just opened a sub-office in Carriacou.
The official opening ceremony for the sub-office is part of NAWASA’s efforts to expand services to Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
Minister for Infrastructure and Physical Development, Public Utilities, Civil Aviation and Transport, Hon. Dennis Cornwall, noted his Government’s commitment to water development on the sister isles and called on persons to apply for connection.
“The main aim is to improve water supply as it will address the islands’ ability to withstand periods of extended drought,’’ he said. “The struggles arising from climate change are well known; this water project would support quick recovery in the aftermath of any natural disasters like hurricanes and the like.’’
Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government, Hon. Tevin Andrews, while expressing thanks to the statutory body for the new NAWASA service, said he will sign up for it.
Speaking at the ceremony, NAWASA’s General Manager Christopher Husbands said a further investment of $2.5 million, through the Green Climate Fund with support from the German Government, will be made in water on the island.
The investment, he said, will include “the installation of 3 new water storage tanks and piping infrastructure that will benefit communities such as Windward and Mt. Pleasant’’.
NAWASA has pledged to continue to work, with the continued support of the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government, to ensure that the sister isles have an adequate and reliable water supply.
Chairman of the NAWASA’s Board of Directors, Phillip Alexander, along with Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government, Javan Williams, and the Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities and Civil Aviation, were all present at the opening ceremony.