Govt assures clean water for all Zambians
GOVERNMENT is working towards mobilising resources to ensure clean water for all Zambians, acting Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Minister Richard Musukwa has said.
Mr Musukwa said access to clean water supply was Government’s top priority as it was a human right.
He said Government had since prioritised rural areas, as they were in dire need of clean water.
He observed that women in rural areas walked long distances to access water; a situation he said would be urgently addressed.
He said Government was mobilising resources to ensure that water challenges become a thing of the past in the country.
The minister was speaking in Parliament yesterday when he closed debate on the budget for the ministry.
“Government is committed to ensuring that clean water is a matter of urgent for the people of Zambia, especially those in rural areas. Women walk long distances to access water, but as Government we stand ready to ensure women are given priority
“This is why we are mobilizing resources to mitigate water challenges, Government is very serious in addressing these challenges,” he said.
Mr Musukwa also noted that the ministry was receiving massive support from the donor community, as most projects were funded by donors.
He said that was an indication that donors had confidence in the Patriotic Front Government.
He appealed to other stakeholders to partner with Government in ensuring that clean water supply for all Zambian became a reality.