Clean wa­ter for all

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Dear Ed­i­tor, STRIDES made by Gov­ern­ment in work­ing to­wards mo­bi­liz­ing re­sources to en­sure clean wa­ter for all Zam­bians, should be sup­ported by all.

This comes at the back­drop of sev­eral UN con­ven­tions which en­sures safe drink­ing wa­ter for all.

We should not have a sit­u­a­tion where an­i­mals are shar­ing wa­ter with hu­man be­ings or where peo­ple are re­ly­ing on shal­low wells for their wa­ter.

We should have a sce­nario in which women in ru­ral ar­eas will no longer walk long dis­tances to ac­cess wa­ter.

Ac­cess to clean wa­ter sup­ply should be Gov­ern­ment’s top pri­or­ity as it is a hu­man right. It is good that Gov­ern­ment has since pri­or­i­tized ru­ral ar­eas, which are in dire need of clean wa­ter. It’s also good to note that the Min­istry of Wa­ter De­vel­op­ment, San­i­ta­tion and En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion is re­ceiv­ing mas­sive sup­port from the donor com­mu­nity, as dis­closed by Minister Richard Mukuka in Par­lia­ment.

This is an in­di­ca­tion that donors have con­fi­dence in the Pa­tri­otic Front (PF) Gov­ern­ment.

RICHARD SOKO Lusaka

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