Mandate

The Ministry of Water Resources’ mandate are as follows:

  • To formulate water resources policies and monitor the implementation of such policies in Sierra Leone;
  • To source, analyse, store and disseminate information on water resource data countrywide.
  • To establish, monitor and oversee parastatals within the Ministry i.e the Guma Valley Water Company and the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO)
  • To initiate and implement water supply projects in all areas of the state;
  • To liaise with the central government and international donor agencies on water supply and development for the benefit of the country;
  • To set standards, regulate, supervise and control the use of all water resources in the country;
  • To implement and provide legislation/ by-laws on water use;
  • To collect and evaluate hydrological and sociological data