Don left for BO this morning with John Blackie our site manager for 18
wells in the BO area and with Samuel Samba our favorite contractor.
The manufacturing facility of wheelchairs for all of Sierra Leone is
located in BO. They need their facility re-wired and a 3-phase electrical
system connected. A local contractor has given the church a bid but
the work of most Africans is so poor the Church wants a second
contractor to look at it and see if they can do it for the same cost of the
first bid. Don and Samuel stopped and took a look at the project and
were aghast! I don't totally understand electrical language but the
problem has something to do with the first contractor trying to put 3
phases into a one-phase box. Samuel is going to put in his own bid
which will be considerably more costly but it will be done right.
Don and John visited 4 wells this afternoon and were pleased all four of
them are working and the water committee in each village is collecting
small amount of money for each jeri can and are using the money to
improve their village and our keeping their well maintained.