President of Liberia was named Goodwill Ambassador for Africa Water And Sanitation In 2009
H.E. the President of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, was named as Goodwill Ambassador for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Africa at the 2nd Africa Water Week that tookplace in Midrand, South Africa in November 2009
The role of Goodwill Ambassador was bestowed upon Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf jointly by the international charity WaterAid and the African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) with support from the African Ministers’ Council on Water and Sanitation (AMCOW).
According to a research conducted by ASN reporter in Monrovia, residents of Bushrod Island, Paynesville and Central Monrovia areas are paying between L$30-L$50.00 for a five-gallon container of ordinary water whilst about 85% of them survive on 5ml bag of water to drink at a cost of L$5 per bag.