The Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf, CCCD, yesterday (Tuesday, September 24) received the first of three 1000-gallon water tanks to increase their water-storage capacity.
The water tank, donated by the National Water Commission, was handed over by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC), Sen. Pearnel Charles Jr.
In handing over the tank, Minister Charles Jr underscored that the Government is aware of the challenges being faced by the institution and surrounding communities and is committed to finding ways to rectify the problem.
He said, “We want to reassure you that we are committed to making the investment that will ensure that you are able to provide your students on the campus with the necessary water”.
He further noted that the Government is looking to address the water challenges at the institution in two ways.
“Firstly, we are going to partner with you to do an evaluation of your situation here and to see how we can help you to develop a system that is more efficient and allows for you to be able to provide the water as best possible. Secondly, where needed, we are going to step up and assist in giving the necessary support in the provision of resources.”
Meanwhile, Minister Charles Jr who has responsibility for the Water, Housing and Infrastructure portfolios at the MEGJC said the Government is making the necessary investments to improve the delivery of potable water.